Opportunities – new treats for January 2020

New year, new opportunities! We’ve got grants, callouts, residencies and more.

We’ve also got a free masterclass with Anthem director Susie Dee, presented at Perth Festival, where you can hear from her about everything that went into creating this extraordinary collaboration.

Plus…work with us! We are currently recruiting for the exciting new position of Senior Production Manager. See below for more info.

Performing Lines’ Opportunities

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Production Manager to join the team in our Redfern office. Performing Lines is at an exciting cross-roads in the growth of its national and international activity. To support this change, it is seeking an experienced Senior Production Manager to oversee the production and technical delivery of the company’s annual program.

Applicants from a First Nations or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background are strongly encouraged to apply for this position and will be prioritised in the short-listing process, and those with additional access needs are especially welcomed to apply.

Applications close midnight Thurs 20 February.

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Perth Festival | Workshop – The Making of Anthem with Susie Dee (FREE)
Join Susie Dee, Director of our big festival hit Anthem, to hear how to make a festival work of scale. Participants will learn about the history of the work including Who’s Afraid of the Working Class?, and the Melbourne Workers Theatre, as well as the process of making Anthem. From development through to rehearsal, production and remount, this is a chance to get first hand insight into how Anthem was made and develop your own directorial practice along the way. EOIs close Mon 3 February.

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Images from Anthem, directed by Susie Dee. Image credit: Pia Johnson

 

Rachael Maza directs Ghenoa Gela in My UrrwaiImage credit: Jamie James.

 

Andrea James’ Sunshine Super Girl, supported by Signature Works. Image credit Jhuny-boy Borja.

Last Chance

Perth Festival | Workshop – Directing with Rachael Maza (FREE)
In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with one of Australia’s most successful directors to learn about how to navigate cultural protocols when working with community across each stage of directing theatre. With a focus on directing First Nations work, there will also be discussion around story ownership, and who can tell what story. EOIs close Mon 3 February.

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Australia Council | Projects, Career Development, Playing Australia and more
The first major round for Australia Council funding for 2020. Applications close Tues 4 February.

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Australia Council | Signature Works
The richness of creative ideas translated to an engaging experience for audiences, furthers market growth opportunities and provides an insight into the vitality and vibrancy of First Nations arts in the national and international arts landscape. Signature Works is an invitation only opportunity. Applications close Thurs 6 February.

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Australian Theatre for Young People | Workshop program
Got a young person you know who would love to give drama a go? ATYP’s Ensemble program is starting in early Feb. Options available for all ages between Years 3 – 12.

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City of Sydney | Art & About
Supports big ideas that will temporarily transform public and unusual spaces in the City of Sydney local area. This is an open call for proposals for up to $85,000 to support local, interstate, and international artists. EOIs close Fri 7 February.

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February

Perth Festival | Hofesh Masterclass (FREE)
Join Hofesh in the Yard lead artist Sam Coren to learn about Hofesh Shechter’s movement fundamentals. Sam will share repertoire from across Hofesh’s works, his older pieces alongside more recent works, creative tasks and his imagery, providing a fascinating insight into Hofesh’s creative process. EOIs close Mon 10 February.

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Campbelltown Arts Centre | Public Programs
Ever wanted to learn ceramics or embroidery? Got some little ones that want to dance, play, make stuff? Campbelltown Arts Centre’s public programs start in early Feb. Check out all they have to offer.

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City of Greater Dandenong | HOME – Call for Artist Proposals
Artists who are seeking asylum or have a refugee background are invited to apply to participate in HOME. The program encourages the creation of work around the themes of home and identity. Artists will be supported to make new work for the exhibition. EOIs close Mon 10 February.

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The Unconformity | Artist In Residence
An opportunity for artists working in any artform to conduct a residency in Queenstown, in remote western Tasmania. Get time and support to research, build relationships and focus on their practice in the provocative West Coast environment. Applications close Mon 17 February.

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Australian Network for Art & Technology | Synapse Residencies
Residencies are open to Australian artists working in any discipline and/or medium, with the residencies to take place over 16 weeks full-time, which can also be undertaken part-time or in discrete blocks over a longer duration during 2020. Applications close Wed 19 February.

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IETM | IETM Campus – Belfast 2020
Thoroughly recommended – Thom was chosen to participate last year and learned a bunch! A week of intensive training in all aspects of international working. It is a great opportunity for a group of 20 – 25 participants to start internationalising their careers guided by key players in the international performing arts field. Applications close Thurs 20 February.

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Spotlight on Creative Recovery Network

Applications open for Creative Recovery Artist Facilitators

This opportunity has been established through Baw Baw Shire, Cardinia Shire and La Trobe City councils to lead a Creative Recovery Program of activities for communities affected by the fires.

Nine artists from across the region (three in each shire) will take on the role of Creative Recovery Artist Facilitators, working with affected communities developing creative projects for their shire and region. Through this they will be mentored in the specific requirements of working in trauma impacted communities. They will attend and receive recognised training in Physiological First Aid, Introductory Certificate of Emergency Management, Mental Health First Aid and Facilitating Community Meetings.

This project is in Phase 1 of a 3-phase process for the development and implementation of creative recovery projects across the region over the next two years. Applications due by Friday 14 February.

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Regional Arts Australia | Regional Fellowships
Open to artists practicing, working and living in regional, rural and remote Australia. It is designed as an applicant-led approach, addressing the needs of the individual in that time and place; offering a guaranteed income to develop their work, skills and networks or research. Applications close Mon 24 February.

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APRA AMCOS | 2020 Art Music Fund
A total pool of A$100,000 per annum is on offer to provide funding for composers to create commissioned work that is complemented by an exploitation program. Applications close Mon 24 February.

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Wheeler Centre | Playwright Hot Desk Fellowship
Open to an emerging female or non-binary playwright, which is supported by the Just Pretending theatre group. The fellowship, includes a $1000 stipend and workspace in the Wheeler Centre over a ten-week period, plus space to write and create. Applications close Mon 24 February.

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Performance Space | Queer Development Program
Applications are now open for LGBTQIA+ artists to develop creative skills, performance ideas and industry connections in a workshop environment at PACT. Apply for either the Stephen Cummins Residency, including space and financial support awarded to one artist, or the Queer Workshop Intensive. Applications for both close Wed 26 February.

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Department of Local Government, Sports & Cultural Industries | Playing WA
Supports the costs of touring WA-produced performing arts shows to regional and remote towns and communities in Western Australia. Applications close Thurs 27 February & Thurs 10 September.

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Home of the Arts | Creative Development Program
Offering funding, support and resources to help local artists develop their ideas, this program provides platforms for creative development, presentation and collaboration. Applications close Thurs 27 February.

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artsACT | Arts Activities funding
Available to ACT-based artists at all stages of their careers and to organisations providing the Canberra community with opportunities to engage in the arts. Applications close Fri 28 February.

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Flying Arts Alliance Inc | Community Project Grants
Supports applications which benefit regional Queensland communities, increase access and participation, and/or provide direct benefits to artists/arts workers with up to $30,000. Applications close Fri 28 February.

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Department of Communications & Arts | Prime Minister’s Literary Awards
Celebrates great Australian literature. The winner of each category—children’s literature, young adult literature, fiction, poetry, non-fiction, Australian history—is awarded $80,000 tax free. Shortlisted entries are each awarded $5,000 tax free. Applications close Fri 28 February.

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March

Monash University Academy Of Performing Arts | Mlive $15,000 David Li Sound Gallery Commission
calling for expressions of interest from composers and sound designers to create an improvised and experimental musical work using the Meyer Sound Constellation Acoustic System in the David Li Sound Gallery, The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts. Applications close Sun 1 March.

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CreateNSW | Project and Creative Koori grants
Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program 2019/20 provides funding opportunities for arts and cultural organisations, professional artists and arts/cultural workers across a wide range of artforms and disciplines. Project round applications due Mon 2 March.

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Department of Local Government, Sports & Cultural Industries | Arts 15k-plus
Offers between $15,000 and $60,000 funding for artists, creative industry professionals and organisations to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity.

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Regional Arts WA | Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Project Fund
Supports regional and remote communities, and individual artists to create high quality arts projects that develop partnerships and networks, broaden community engagement and increase employment and professional development opportunities for regional and remote artists. Up to $15k for individuals, and up to $30k for organisations. Applications close Fri 6 March.

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Force Majeure | INCITE Masterclass – 7 & 8 March
Artistic Director Danielle Micich provides a 2-day introductory opportunity to the devising process, focusing on how to generate movement and text both as a director and performer. This is a unique opportunity for artists interested in learning how to create dance theatre. Open to artists from all performance backgrounds. Register now.

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Arts Tasmania | Artsbridge
This program supports individuals and groups to take up national or international activities; and individuals, groups and Tasmanian organisations to bring arts professionals to Tasmania to conduct creative and/or professional development activities. Applications close Mon 9 March.

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ArtbackNT | Taiwan – Australia: Indigenous Artist in Residence Program
Expressions of Interest for 2020 are now open for Northern Territory Indigenous artists working in the visual arts, music, theatre or dance. The exchange will enable the selected artists to engage in different cultural customs and strengthen connections between their respective arts communities. Applications close Mon 9 March.

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Arts Tasmania | Education Residencies
provide an opportunity for Tasmanian artists to focus on their practice in an educational environment working alongside teachers and students. Applications close Tues 10 March.

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City of Port Phillip | THRIVE Creative Grants
A brand-new grant that aims to assist and encourage Victorian Deaf and Disabled artists in the City of Port Phillip to develop professional skills and realise creative projects during Open Doors Emerald Hill. Up to $10k per project. Applications close Fri 13 March.

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Northern Territory Government | Creative industries: strategic project grant
Support the delivery of strategic arts projects in the Northern Territory (NT). There are two categories of funding: Grants of up to $25,000 for artists with disabilities or independent creative professionals; grant of up to $100,000 to support strategic arts industry development. Applications close Sat 14 March.

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Back to Back Theatre | CAMP: Come And Make Performance
Be part of Back to Back Theatre’s annual weekend of delightfully ruthless theatre and art-making workshops for community members with and without disability who love, or are curious about, performance making. Runs Sat 14 and Sun 15 March. Register now.

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Taipei National University of the Arts | International Master of the Arts Program in Cultural and Creative Industries (IMCCI)
Specifically designed for the arts and culture sector, providing training and research in contemporary arts and art management strategies for creative industries worldwide. Taught in English and full scholarshis available. Applications for scholarships close Sun 15 March.

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Australia Council | International Arts Strategy Outcomes Fund
Supports opportunities that directly arise from strategic initiatives delivered by the Australia Council in the target international regions under the International Arts Strategy: Europe, North America, North Asia, South and South East Asia. Applications close Tues 17 March & Tues 19 May 2020.

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Playking Foundation | Travel Grants
In association with Arts Centre Melbourne, Playking Foundation offers travel grants to assist Australian artists establish creative connections and pursue performing arts collaborations in Asia-Pacific. Can cover travel costs and living expenses up to the value of $8000. EOIs close Fri 20 March.

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March Dance | Program announced soon
A month-long focus on contemporary dance presented across Sydney. Register now to be the first to hear about the program of performances, workshops, residencies and classes. Runs 1 – 31 March.

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ArtPlay | New Ideas Lab
Provides the opportunity for artists to propose new projects to undertake at ArtPlay as part of our ongoing creative program for children and families. Applications close Fri 27 March.

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Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu | CCA Fellowship Program
Fellowship Program for young artists and researchers those who are engaged in art, curatorial work, design and architecture. Each fellow is required to stay and work in Kitakyushu for a few months either consecutively or intermittently during the above period of time. Applications close Fri 27 March.

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ImPulsTanz | ATLAS Choreographic Training Programme
A module-based training programme embedded in the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, this training programme offers artists a dynamic environment to intensively work on their artistic and choreographic development over a month. Applications close Tues 31 March.

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Later

Australia Council for the Arts | National Arts and Disability Awards 2019-21
These awards recognise outstanding and sustained contributions by Australian artists in all areas of practice. Nominations are welcome that demonstrate the rich intersectionality across diversity areas which Australia’s arts and disability sector is known for. Applications close Tues 7 April.

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Department of Local Government, Sports & Cultural Industries | Create X
Offers up to $20,000 to artists, creative industry professionals and arts organisations to undertake collaborations and cultural exchange opportunities with Singapore, Malaysia or Indonesia. Applicants must also organise a reciprocal residency in Western Australia. Applications close Thurs 16 April.

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Copyright Agency | Cultural Fund
Support for significant organisations and individual Australian writers, journalists, editors, English and literacy teachers and visual artists. We also offer grants to leading organisations to help build literacy skills for children and young adults. Applications for individual artists close Mon 14 September, Org applications due Mon 11 May & Mon 28 September.

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Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.