Got a great idea for a new show? Maybe you’ve made a show and looking for somewhere else to take it?

The Blak Lines New Work Platform is an opportunity for Indigenous independent artists to talk about their work with a group of invited presenters and producers.

To be held in May 2017 as part of the City of Melbourne’s YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival, 12 selected artists will be offered a return airfare and up to three nights’ accommodation in Melbourne, plus a fee to get you there. 

This is different from other opportunities – it’s informal, it’s all about conversation and lets you yarn about your idea with people who want to know more and can help you out.

The New Work Platform will:

  • get the word out about new Indigenous work to people who can help make it happen;
  • create greater awareness and understanding of the range of shows being made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait artists.

What is YIRRAMBOI?
YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival is a citywide Blakout from 5 to 14 May 2017, gathering creative visionaries from across Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and the world on the lands of the Kulin, Nairm. A ten day feast of arts and cultural events that honours the visions of yesterday and dreams forward into tomorrow.

HOW TO APPLY

Independent Indigenous artists making contemporary theatre, performance or dance are invited to submit a short Expression of Interest to pitch their work in one of the following categories:

Concepts: A well-considered concept that hasn't had a creative development
Works in Development: A work that has had a period of development and/or a showing
Completed Works: A work that has recently premiered and is looking for further presentation opportunities

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All EOIs will be considered by a group of Indigenous arts representatives. 
If you have questions, please contact:
Narelle Lewis, Producer | [email protected] or (02) 9319 0066
- Denise Wilson, Indigenous Associate Producer & Community Engagement Officer | [email protected] or (02) 9319 0066
- Thom Smyth, Marketing Manager | [email protected] or (02) 9319 0066

Please note: Performing Lines' office will be closed from Wednesday 21 December 2016 until Thursday 5 January 2017.

PROJECT SUPPORTERS

SUGARLAND by ATYP | 2016 Blak Lines TouR

SUGARLAND by ATYP | 2016 Blak Lines TouR

KEY DATES

NOW | EOIs are now open
30 Jan | EOIs due 5pm Mon 30 Jan
Mid Feb | Applicants notified
11-14 May | New Work Platform

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SALTBUSH by INSITE ARTS | 2017 Blak Lines Tour

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WULAMANAYUWI & THE SEVEN PAMANUI by JASON DE SANTIS | 2014 BLAK LINES TOUR

HEAD FULL OF LOVE by ALANA VALENTINE | 2015 Blak Lines Tour

HEAD FULL OF LOVE by ALANA VALENTINE | 2015 Blak Lines Tour