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Executive Director

Executive Director

Applications close 5 May 2017 

Belvoir is one of Australia’s leading theatre companies, based at its much loved home at Belvoir St Theatre in the heart of Surry Hills. They present a year-round season of plays in their base theatre and have an emphasis on national and international touring.

They are looking for an Executive Director to lead the company into its next phase alongside Artistic Director Eamon Flack.

The ideal applicant will

– be an experienced and collaborative arts leader with a passion for the sector

– have experience in managing a live performance venue and production house

– have highly developed skills in financial management and control

– have a demonstrated ability to manage a wide variety of key stakeholders to achieve the goals of the organisation

– have a strong history producing work and creating opportunities for artists

Candidates from First Nations and CALD backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For more info go here

Festivals Moreland

Festivals Moreland

Applications close 25 April 2017 

The Festivals Moreland Development Program will support the creation of new live art or participatory works to be showcased as part of the Coburg Carnivale during the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival. The Program will support up to four projects through a financial contribution of $5000, provide rehearsal space, as well as marketing and technical support, not to mention they’ll help you produce your work!

For more info go here

APAM Applications Open

APAM Applications Open

Applications close 3 July 2017

If you have a production ready to tour, you can apply to present your work to delegates and peers as an official showcase during APAM  19 – 23 February 2018.
What is Showcase?
  • A full-length performance: full-length presentation of fully developed live performance
  • An excerpt: 7-25 minute excerpt of fully developed live performance
  • An outdoor/site specific presentation: 30 minute presentation of fully developed large scale, live performance work

For more info go here

Showcase Victoria

Showcase Victoria

31 May & 1 June 2017 | Malthouse Theatre 

Showcase Victoria is the performing arts marketplace! Offering venue managers, festival managers, event programmers, community development workers and performing arts presenters of all kinds, the opportunity to fulfill their program and touring ambitions for the years ahead.  It is also a brilliant professional development opportunity for artists and producers seeking to expand their knowledge of the Victorian performing arts touring network, and to make valuable industry connections.

For more info go here

Performance Writing & Improvisation Workshop

Performance Writing & Improvisation Workshop

6 May- 3 June 2017 | Theatre Works 

“It is critical to allow the written text to inhabit the writer” – Ranters Theatre

This masterclass focuses on performance writing for theatre. It will guide you through the process of developing new performance work using techniques that allow you to focus on physical action and become emotionally connected with what you ‘speak’ from the point of view of character/writer.

There will be two main ways of generating dialogues:

  • Texts written in isolation
  • Texts devised using the basic tools of physical improvisation.

Join the critically-acclaimed Ranters Theatre and take your performance writing to the next level.

For more info go here

Artangel Everywhere

Artangel Everywhere

Applications close 30 April 2017 

Over the past two decades, through a number of open calls, Artangel has invited UK-based artists to share ambitious ideas to transform the cultural landscape. In 2017, they are shifting the focus from physical location to networked space to commission and produce a major project that can be experienced anywhere in the world.

Judges will longlist ideas by evaluating them against the following criteria:

  • The idea is compelling and innovative.
  • The project is of an ambition comparable to past Artangel commissions.
  • The project is designed to be experienced more or less anywhere in the world and takes on this brief with creativity and originality.

Artangel will commit up to £100,000 towards production costs and will seek further partnership funding as necessary.

For more info go here

Edinburgh Gardens Plinth Program EOI

Edinburgh Gardens Plinth Program EOI

Applications close 15 May 2017 

Council is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from artists to make a new site-specific work for exhibition on an historic plinth in Edinburgh Gardens.

Council are seeking EOIs from artists to create a new work for this site that will be exhibited on the Plinth for 18 months from 2017 to 2019.

To be eligible, artists must currently live, study or practice in Victoria. This is an opportunity to create a unique artistic statement in a busy, inner city park. Artists should be mindful of the key audience for Edinburgh Gardens that includes users of the community oval, local residents, pedestrians, nearby business patrons, commuters and national and international visitors to the area.

The selected artist will receive a fee of $10,000. This fee is inclusive of all costs involved with the creation of the work.

For more info go here

Melbourne Fringe Artist Registrations Now Open

Melbourne Fringe Artist Registrations Now Open

Applications close 29 May 2017 

Melbourne Fringe is a big, bold (and gloriously messy) celebration of independent art. From 14 SEPT – 1 OCT artists take over Melbourne’s streets, venues, clubs and even its lounge rooms in a Festival for anyone, including you.

Fringe is proudly open access which means ANYONE can be in Fringe. It’s an open playing field so dream big. Fringe is a perfect time to take a risk and push the envelope of your art-form. Fringe is a safe space, perfect for experimentation and discovery. Whatever you do, give it a red hot go.

For more info go here

City of Melbourne Annual Grants

City of Melbourne Annual Grants

Applications close 29 May 2017 

Each year the City of Melbourne supports and celebrates its overwhelmingly creative and talented community through its annual arts grants program.

Grants of up to $20,000 are open to artists and creatives across all disciplines – including performance, new media music, dance, theatre and visual art.

Arts grants are available in the following categories:

  • Arts projects
  • Aboriginal arts projects
  • Arts residencies

City of Melbourne grants and residencies are open to artists across Australia – but the outcome must be activated within the City of Melbourne municipality.

Applications are assessed by independent external panels.

The City of Melbourne are committed to investing in the arts to foster the vibrant creative life of the city. The annual arts grants program is underpinned by City of Melbourne’s ongoing support to its creative community.

For more info go here

Production & Technical Manager

Production & Technical Manager

Applications close 25 April 2017 

The Production and Technical Manager will be responsible for managing and overseeing the efficient, accurate and timely delivery of all productions and events produced by and/or presented at Dancehouse.

This includes realisation of dance and movement based productions, festivals, one-off events, workshops, developments and outside hirers’ events. In this role, you will work in a small, highly motivated team to assist in ensuring the smooth and successful delivery of all Dancehouse events.

You will play a key role in:

  • Managing and overseeing all public programs and events, including workshops, developments and hirer events
  • Creating and managing production budgets
  • Coordinating technical set-up for all productions and events
  • Designing, installing and operating technical equipment for events as required
  • Overseeing  OH&S and WHS and compliance
  • Recruiting, supervising, coordinating and rostering technical crew for as required

For more info go here