Darwin Festival is a fully curated event, passionate about connecting with the cultural and artistic diversity of the unique place. Each year, Northern Territory artists are invited to submit proposals for consideration in the upcoming Festival.
Expressions of interest for the 2019 Darwin Festival are now open. It will be Darwin Festival’s 40th birthday in 2019, so they’re seeking bold and innovative Northern Territory projects and performances.
Melbourne Writers Festival are seeking an organised, capable and enthusiastic arts administrator to join their Festival team. As part of a small core staff team, you will contribute fully to the organisation’s creative and operational work year-round, supporting all departments and keeping a busy office running impeccably.
Responsibilities range from traditional administrative and support tasks to communications, operations and event production. The Festival Administrator plays a hands-on operations role during the Festival itself.
Next Wave is looking for an A-team of Associate Producers to join them in 2019 and 2020. These highly sought after positions work directly with Next Wave staff, artists and partners to create the extraordinary work you see in the biennial Festival.
The Associate Producer role is suited to creatives and cultural organisers with a background in project management, who can use their on-the-ground experience to guide, mentor and challenge the next generation of Australia’s great artists.
The Blind and low vision community is diverse, widespread, and currently under-served by the arts and cultural sector. While there is growing awareness of access strategies like audio description and tactile tours, deep and lasting connections have yet to be made.
How do you reach arts lovers and potential new audiences in the Blind community, and make a convincing pitch for their patronage?
Description Victoria will bring together a range of experts on the Blind and low vision experience to answer this question and more.
Attendees will have ample opportunity to ask questions and get stuck in with representatives for a range of organisations and service providers, and build their capacity and confidence in connecting to this community.
Young leaders will be mentored and supported in the role by a team of professional artists including Alice Lee Holland (Chunky Move), Adam Wheeler (Tasdance), Joshua Lowe & Kyall Shanks (Yellow Wheel) and James O’Hara (soloist) for an epic outdoor performance as part of Dance Massive 2019.
Young leaders will:
work together in small groups to assist professional artists with the management of community rehearsals
learn and understudy the core choreography with meticulous attention to detail
assist in the translation of the core choreography to teach/lead community dancers
If you’re an artist or company with a new performance project to develop, Brunswick Mechanics Institute (BMI) is offering up to three weeks of free space, along with access to tech, production and industry support.
Selected projects will be able to use either the Studio or Theatre space and may choose to work in one intensive or across multiple blocks over the season.
Expressions of Interests for the Australian Children’s Theatre Foundation (ACTF) Commission are now open, with the successful applicant touring as part of Regional Arts Victoria’s Arts & Education Program in 2020!
The ACTF continues its strong support of theatre for young children across Victoria, and will commission the creative development of a new performance work, up to the amount of $20,000.
In 2019, MTC continues its industry-leading Women in Theatre Program to help create practical pathways for women pursuing careers in a range of disciplines from production to artistic and executive management.
MTC’s Women in Theatre Program provides the opportunity for participants to be mentored by respected theatre practitioners; take part in intensive leadership training; access practical career advice and coaching across a wide range of business and commercial aspects of the theatre industry; and gain insights to the daily operation of a major performing arts organisation.
Hi-Viz Practice Exchange is a new Chamber Made initiative for women working across performance, sound and music.
Hi-Viz is a day of discussions, exchanges, and interactions aimed at deepening dialogue around cross-artform practice, placing a particular emphasis on work residing at the intersection of performance, sound, and music.
The practice exchange is intended to deepen dialogue, build networks, and nurture new understandings between women performance makers, theatre directors, composers, and sound artists. Chamber Made hopes to continue and expand Hi-Viz as an annual event.
Image from Chamber Made Little Operations with THE RABBLE (2014) Photo credit: Daisy Noyes
West Space is seeking a dynamic arts professional for the role of Director, to lead this cultural organisation in its exciting next phase. West Space is one of Australia’s leading artist led contemporary art spaces. They are looking for a visionary person to lead and manage the exciting and diverse program of events, exhibitions, and publications.