2024-27 Kolyang Program of Industry Development Initiatives – an evolved model based on feedback and need
Performing Lines WA is excited to announce the next chapter of our ground-breaking Kolyang Program. In 2024, the model shifts to a year-round series of offers including bespoke initiatives for artist, industry, pathway and new work development, all informed by conversations and learnings during its inaugural 3-year cycle from 2020-22.
The previous delivery model featured the Creative Hub and takeover of Subiaco Arts Centre with mid-career artists alongside an intensive specialised Artist Lab for emerging and early-career artists based on Performing Lines’ acclaimed seed residency model. Such support in this form best catered to the pandemic context and furthered the creative capacity of West Australian performance makers during such a turbulent and uncertain time for our industry. But as context has evolved, we are committed to ensuring Kolyang evolves too in the way it can continue to best support independent practice in Western Australia by providing opportunities and pathways towards new work creation.
To herald this new era, we kick off partnerships and alliances with independent producers and organisations; working together to deliver focused opportunities we believe will offer fertile ground for seeding new collaborations and projects, and progress work currently in development. 2024 is focusing on trailing and experimenting new approaches and modes of delivery! We will listen to feedback and commit to refining the program structure and offerings in coming years.
We plan a rolling series of announcements about the Kolyang initiatives and opportunities, but for now we’re thrilled to offer a taste of what the first half of 2024 holds…