This is a major jobs edition, if anyone is on the hunt. There's positions going in admin, development, marketing and programming. There's also all the usual opportunities in here for your consideration. Get on it.

Also, you'll notice there's no-one holding the Opportunities sign. That's because we now have this space up for rent! Need a space for your company? See below for more info.


We are on the hunt for a co-tenant to share our offices ideally located right in the heart of Redfern. We have around 30sqm of office space available with access to meeting and conference rooms, hi-speed internet, kitchen, printing facilities and more, available at well below market rate. Ideally suited to a creative business but open to all. Contact Administrator Sarah Mott at [email protected] or 02 9319 0066 to find out more. Know someone looking? Let them know!


BLAKDANCE & BACKBONE | First Nations Dance Residency
Independent First Nations artists and companies are invited to apply for this Brisbane-based residency. The residency runs from 2 October – 31 December 2018. Applications close this Fri 20 April. More info>>

PERFORMING ARTS CONNECTIONS AUSTRALIA | Apply now for the Performing Arts Exchange
Artists and producers – don’t miss your opportunity to pitch at PAC Australia’s PAX, this year held in September all the way up in Karratha in WA at the new Red Earth Arts Precinct. Applications close Fri 20 April. More info>>

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA | Creative Fellowships
Each year, the library offers Creative Fellowships to encourage the original and imaginative use or development of the Library's collections for new work. Various programs are being offered in 2018. Most applications close Sun 22 April. More info>>

MELBOURNE FRINGE | Artist registrations now open
If you’re keen to get in on some fringe festival action, Melbourne Fringe is now open for regos. All artforms are welcome in this open-access festival, and presentation contexts vary (Fringe Hub, programmed venues, BYO venue). Various dates for rego closures depending on your venue. Fringe Hub applications close 10am Mon 23 April. More info>>


CURIOUSWORKS | Behind Closed Doors program
CuriousWorks are calling for storytellers, writers and producers from Western Sydney who are interested in film to help produce a series of short films for TV and online. Applications close Fri 27 April. More info>>

HAYMAN THEATRE (Curtin Uni) | Stage One - Call for Playwrights
Stage One gives a WA playwright the opportunity to write and premiere a new play with the Theatre Arts department of Curtin University, to be produced at the Blue Room Theatre (3 – 8 December 2018). Applications close Fri 27 April. More info>>

ALICE DESERT FESTIVAL | Red Hot Arts callout
Do you have an original kids production or activity? An idea or developed work that kids will love? Red Hot Arts invites you to pitch, devise and present kids’ performances and activities in the 2018 Alice Desert Festival in Sep/Oct this year. EOIs close 27 April 2018. More info>>



BLAKDANCE | First Nations Dialogues
First Nations artists from Australia and North America met in New York in January 2018, and Emily Johnson led a report back during APAM 2018. BlakDance are now seeking artists interested in attending Round Three - email [email protected] for further details.

CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS AUSTRALIA | The Fundamentals of Fundraising workshop
Designed for emerging arts practitioners keen to understand the basics of arts fundraising, philanthropy and sponsorship, these full day workshops run by CPA State Managers will be offered Sydney (24 Apr) | Melbourne (3 May) | Hobart (9 May). Bookings required - tickets $110.

EQUITY FOUNDATION | Diversity Showcase supported by Screen Australia
Writers, producers, performers and directors from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the Equity Foundation’s Diversity Showcase, supporting participants to make connections with film and tv industry players from across Australia. Various dates - applications close from Mon 30 April. More info>>

AUSTRALIAN CULTURAL FUND | ACF Boost – matched crowdfunding support
irst-timers on the ACF platform can have their pledges matched through the crowdfunding platforms, up to $2000. Applications close Mon 30 April. More info>>

ASSITEJ CHINA | Regos open for Beijing Artistic Gathering
The 2018 Artistic Gathering will sit alongside the China Children’s Festival, providing a platform for discussion alongside a packed program of shows from 18-24 August 2018. Regos to attend are now open. More info>>

VITALSTATISTIX | Adhocracy callout
Our favourite development site Adhocracy is back for 2018! EOIs are open for artists from across Australia to spend a week at the Workers’ Hall with the gang from Vitals in this unique national hothouse. Open to choreographers, dancers, writers, and other multidisciplinary artists, and South Australian artists can also apply to work with artist in residence Emily Johnson. EOIs close Mon 28 May. More info>>

Running 11 – 15 June this year, in the Leeuwarden-Friesland (The Netherlands), the 2018 Congress theme is Off The Beaten Track and will look at populism, landscape and the role of the performing arts. Registration is now open. More info>>

 Yellamundie Applications are now open

Yellamundie Applications are now open

MOOGAHLIN PERFORMING ARTS | Yellamundie Applications now open
Our friends at Moogahlin have just opened applications for Yellamundie – the National First Peoples’ Playwriting Festival. Every two years, they feature a deadly lineup of some of the most exciting new work from Aboriginal and Torres Strait playwrights and theatremakers, with airfares, accommodation and wages while you’re there so you can focus on your script. Applications close Friday 1 June. Get the application pack here>>

A NEW APPROACH | Keep up to date with the conversation
Announced last year, A New Approach was instigated by The Myer Foundation, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, and the Keir Foundation to address the need for an authoritative and independent voice to advance Australia’s arts and cultural sector. To stay across key developments, sign up here for the newsletter, managed by The Australian Academy of the Humanities.

NSW INDUSTRY FORUM | Young People and the Arts
Presented by Theatre Network Australia (TNA) in partnership with Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), Theatre Network NSW (TNN), Create NSW, Sydney Opera House, Polyglot and Currency House, this industry forum continues the conversation around Sue Giles' recent Platform Paper. Held at ATYP on Wed 30 May, Free, but places are limited. More info>>

 Back to Back Theatre

Back to Back Theatre


ARTS HOUSE | Artistic Director. Applications close Mon 23 April. More info>>
BACK TO BACK THEATRE | Marketing Manager. Applications close Sun 22 April. More info>>
NORTHERN RIVERS PERFORMING ARTS INC (NORPA) | Communications and Marketing Manager. Applications close Sun 22 April. More info>>
POWERHOUSE MUSEUM | Assistant Registrar Grade 1. Applications close Mon 23 April. More info>>
ART FAIRS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD | Marketing Executive. Applications close Wed 25 April. More info>>
SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | Senior Customer Service Manager. Applications close Wed 25 April. More info>>
FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE | Partnerships Manager. Applications close Wed 25 April. More info>>
NIDA | Front of House Assistants. Applications close Wed 25 April. More info>>
NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA | Education Program Assistant (Casual Positions). Applications close Wed 25 April. More info>>
MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY | PR & Marketing Adminstration Assistant. Applications close Thurs 26 April. More info>>
UNSW | Various marketing roles. Applications close Thurs 26 April. More info>>
CITY OF GREATER DANDENONG | Venue Services Officer - Box Office. Applications close Fri 27 April. More info>>
BOROONDARA CULTURAL SERVICES | Arts Community Events Officer. Applications close Fri 27 April. More info>>
AUSDANCE QUEENSLAND | Projects Producer. Applications close Fri 27 April. More info>>
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | Artistic Director. Applications close Fri 27 April. More info>>
NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA | Curator Contemporary Art Practice – Global. Applications close Sun 29 April. More info>>
POWERHOUSE MUSEUM | Senior Curator. Applications close Sun 29 April. More info>>
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE | Administration Assistant. Applications close Sun 29 April. More info>>
BACK TO BACK THEATRE | Development Coordinator. Applications close Sun 29 April. More info>>
CITY OF HOBART | Cultural Development Coordinator. Applications close Mon 30 April. More info>>
CITY OF JOONDALUP | Principal Events Officer. Applications close Mon 30 April. More info>>
HELPMANN ACADEMY | Communications & Development Coordinator. Applications close Mon 30 April. More info>>
CITY OF HOBART | Community Activation and Grants Coordinator. Applications close Mon 30 April. More info>>
OPERA QUEENSLAND | Marketing Campaigns Coordinator. Applications close Mon 30 April. More info>>
NSW WRITERS' CENTRE | Program Officer. Applications close Mon 30 April. More info>>
NIDA | Communications Executive. Applications close Tues 1 May. More info>>
NORTHERN BEACHES COUNCIL | Ticketing Services Assistant. Applications close Tues 1 May. More info>>
WILLOUGHBY CITY COUNCIL | Festival & Events Officer. Applications close Tues 1 May. More info>>
THE MOTLEY BAUHAUS | Venue Manager. Applications close Wed 2 May. More info>>
ST COLUMBA ANGLICAN SCHOOL | Director of Performing Arts. Applications close Wed 2 May. Email: [email protected]
MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA | Chief Executive Officer. Applications close Thurs 3 May. More info>>

 Chunky Move

Chunky Move

CHUNKY MOVE | Development Manager. Applications close Thurs 3 May. More info>>
STATE OPERA SA | Marketing & Digital Communications Coordinator. Applications close Fri 4 May. More info>>
CHRIST CHURCH GRAMMAR SCHOOL | Drama Teacher. Applications close Fri 4 May. More info>>
STATE OPERA SA | Business & Operations Manager. Applications close Fri 4 May. More info>>
PATCH THEATRE COMPANY | Artistic Director, General Manager and/or Creative Producer. Applications close Mon 7 May. More info>>
PYT FAIRFIELD | Creative Communications and Administration Co-ordinator. Applications close Mon 7 May. More info>>
AUSDANCE NSW | Administration and Marketing Officer. Applications close Wed 9 May. More info>>
NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE | Chief Experience Officer. Applications close Fri 11 May. More info>>
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | Philanthropy Executive. Applications close Sun 13 May. More info>>
AUSDANCE VICTORIA | Marketing Officer. Applications close Tues 15 May. More info>>

The Season wins Best Production at Green Room Awards

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Congratulations to Nathan Maynard, Isaac Drandic and the cast, and to producer Annette Downs from our Hobart office for their three awards at last night's Green Room Awards, including the big one - Best Production!

Director Isaac Drandic took home Best Direction, and playwright Nathan Maynard won Best New Writing for the show - his first full length play.

The Season is a loving portrait of a Tasmanian Aboriginal family who return each year to Dog Island in the Bass Strait for Mutton Bird Season, a tradition that endures and thrives despite two centuries of colonisation.

Supported by the Major Festivals Initiative, Arts Tasmania and the Australia Council, the show is heading on national tour throughout August and September this year to venues right around the country. Check out the full tour dates here>>

Congrats again to Annette and the team on a thoroughly deserved awards haul!

 Isaac Drandic | Image by James Henry

Isaac Drandic | Image by James Henry

 Nathan Maynard | Image by James Henry

Nathan Maynard | Image by James Henry

Blak Lines and Road Work studies released

We have just released the final reports of two separate research projects we were running with Patternmakers: the Road Work Intrinsic Impact study, and the Indigenous Community Engagement  Evaluation.

The Road Work Intrinsic Impact Study evaluated the audience impact of three tours over four years. The tours were No Strings Attached's Sons and Mothers; Side Pony Productions' The Confidence Man; and Roslyn Oades' Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday.

The reports findings will be of particular interest to presenters and marketers, showing audience members connected deeply, but in different ways, with each production.

We have also completed a study into the impact of our Indigenous Community Engagement Coordinator program that accompanied Blak Lines tours of Queensland Theatre's Head Full of Love, Australian Theatre for Young People's Sugarland and Insite Arts' Saltbush.

It looks at how Denise Wilson worked with venues to connect them with local Indigenous elders and community members, and the lasting impact this has had in local communities.

Both reports are available to view or download from here>>

Announcement: Fiona de Garis to leave Performing Lines WA

Performing Lines would like to warmly congratulate Fiona de Garis who is leaving the company in April to take up the position of Executive Director of Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre.

“We will miss Fiona enormously, but this appointment is a wonderful opportunity for Fiona to exercise her considerable skills in a new environment with exciting challenges” said Marion Potts, Executive Producer.

As Senior Producer, Fiona has worked tirelessly for the company since our inception in Western Australia nearly 10 years ago, and her impact on the local and national performing arts sector cannot be overstated.

In the past five years alone, Performing Lines WA has produced:

  • 26 creative developments
  • 21 world premiere seasons of work by West Australian artists
  • 17 national presentations or tours
  • 8 regional West Australian tours
  • 7 remount seasons, ensuring the ongoing life of existing works
  • 3 international seasons

During this time, Performing Lines WA has employed 300 - 400 project artists and staff annually and averaged $1mil annual turnover of project funds. Fiona oversaw the design and successful delivery of the Australia Council and WA Government’s Managing and Producing Services (MAPS) initiative, and the transition into a flexible producing model for some of Western Australia’s most exciting independent artists. She has left a lasting impression on the many artists, creative and venue teams we work with around Australia.

“I would like to thank Fiona for her dedication to Performing Lines - she has been an inspiration to a great many of us, inside and outside the organisation. We’re thrilled for the Bunbury community and wish Fiona every success in her new role.” said Marion.

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To continue to drive the good work of Performing Lines WA, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Rachael Whitworth to the position of Senior Producer, Performing Lines WA.

Rachael has been Producer with the company for six years, delivering many of their projects and working with artists including Sensorium Theatre, Danielle Micich, Laura Boynes and Tristen Parr, Emma Fishwick, Joshua Pether, and Ursula Yovich on The Magic Hour.

“Rachael has been intimately involved in all aspects of the company and I have no doubt that the strong track record of delivery in WA and supporting exciting and challenging artists will continue and expand under Rachael’s leadership”, said Marion.

“Working with Fiona has been such a privilege. We have been a strong, collaborative team, dedicated to the artists we work with and always striving to making the theatre and dance sector in WA vital and cohesive.” Rachael said.

“I'm excited at the opportunity to build on Fiona's momentum and legacy. We have achieved so much but there is plenty more work to do to ensure the diverse voices of West Australia’s finest artists reach audiences everywhere.”

Rachael’s next major project will be delivering the international debut of Sensorium Theatre’s Oddysea at Lincoln Center Education’s festival for children on the Autism spectrum – the Big Umbrella Festival – in New York City in April.

In 2018 Performing Lines WA’s program also includes: Maybe (   ) Together’s Future Postal Service at Festival 2018, part of the Commonwealth Games arts and culture program; a regional WA tour of The Farm & Co3 Australia’s highly physical dance theatre work Frank Enstein; and creative developments by Sensorium Theatre, Katt Osborne and Tarryn Gill, Sally Richardson, and illUMEnate – an exciting new collective of emerging CaLD artists.

For all enquiries:
Thom Smyth
Marketing Manager | Performing Lines

[email protected] | 02 9319 0066

INTRODUCING | Meet our (not so new now) Marketing Coordinator, Cecile Lucas

Interview by our Associate Producer, Zainab Syed from Performing Lines WA.

It's been a year since Cecile and I joined Performing Lines WA - the first time I met her, she offered me home-made dehydrated orange slices. Since then, there's been seeded crackers, capsicum hummus, gluten-dairy-free cake, apricot and cranberry chocolate, onion balls...and the list goes on. All of them, home-made. This woman has a way with food (James, you're a lucky man!) but also with hearts - as I have witnessed in the past year. As we looked back on the year: the incredible people we've met, the artists and presenters we've worked with, the audiences that have left us feeling fulfilled and how we've grown through it all - I wanted to know more about this kick-ass Marketing Coordinator/Office buddy whose french, fashion style and food are always on point. We sat down for a coffee and here's how the conversation unfolded:

Often it is our earliest experiences that shape how we live our lives, can you tell me about the community you were a part of growing up and how that shaped your path?
I grew up in the French countryside, in the tiny Breton village of Quily, home to 300 people.  Even though it was small, there was a lot happening there and a real sense of community. It was a safe place where kids could wonder around and play in the surrounding forests all day. The whole village lived and breathed through the only primary school where everyone was welcome to come and share their passion. As a result, we were gifted with a smorgasbord of workshops facilitated by parents and community members, including drama and music classes, parquetry, bread making, sailing, rock climbing, etc. It was a normal part of growing up, discovering and exploring our creativity. This is what shaped my desire to work in a creative field shared with the community.

 Far left: Cecile, performing in the highly-acclaimed  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , 1986.

Far left: Cecile, performing in the highly-acclaimed Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1986.

How did you first get involved in the Performing Arts?
As far back as I can remember, Performing Arts, and more specifically Theatre, has always been part of my life. As a young thespian, I featured in so many productions from plays in my parents lounge room, to the big time on the school stage. Critics were in awe, until I left my village, and had to perform for strangers who were not so fawning, and took the wind out of my sails. I was forced to admit that my acting skills were not so great (laughs), but I always loved Theatre, and knew I wanted to continue in some capacity. As a child, I used to attend a Theatre festival each year, and when I was old enough, I volunteered there and knew instantly I had found my niche. Within a couple of years, I was producing my own productions for the festival, and it was so much fun.

What made you switch from pursuing a career as an artist to a career in Marketing and arts management?
After high-school, I went to Quimper Arts School where I studied fine arts for five years. I learned so much, from photography to sculpture, graphic design and installation art. Unfortunately, they did not teach anything about communication and how to market and sell our work afterwards. Although I loved it, I could not really see myself embracing a career as an artist. However, I got excited every time I listened to my classmates or artists talk about their project and the background or story behind it. I realised that communication is intrinsic to the success of a project, and without good publicity, could be misinterpreted or never make it off the ground in the first place.  It was then I decided to add another major in Marketing and Communication, where I also learned the secrets of good project management.

When did you come to Australia and what brought you here, oceans away from home?
I came to Australia in 2009 as a way to spice up my life with a new adventure, and improve my English (this is what I told my parents so they would let me go!). Living and working in a foreign country was on my bucket list. I did not have any plans when I arrived here, and I quickly fell in love with the long sandy beaches and the people. Australians are very friendly, and everywhere I went I felt welcome. I traveled all around Australia and this was the best year of my life (so far!). It was on one of these long sandy beaches that I met my partner, and nine years later…here I am, freshly married!

In the 9 years that you have been here, you spent four in Port Headland – how did you end up there and what was the experience like?
Although in my memory I met my partner on a long sandy beach, in reality it was on a rocky foreshore in Port Hedland (laughs).
Port Hedland was supposed to be just another stop on my journey around Australia to refuel my bank account before heading to the Kimberley. Despite the seemingly bleak landscape as I entered town, I quickly uncovered the true beauty of the place, hidden in people’s hearts. I met some amazing friends there, including my partner. A few months after, I started work at the Matt Dann Cultural Centre run by the local Council, and within a few weeks I was offered a permanent job within the council as their Events Marketing Officer. I loved my job so much because it put me in touch with a lot of community groups and organisations in town, nurturing my passion for small communities.

Even today when I mention that I lived in Port Hedland for four years, I get a wide eyed “really?” from people, until I tell them how wonderful and warm the people are up North.

You told me, had it not been for the different opportunities you had in the past 8 years you would not be here, at Performing Lines WA, today. Can you also tell me more about your work with Community Arts Network and how that brought you to us?
Coming to a new country, and looking for a job in your field can sometimes feel a bit daunting, especially when it’s not your language (remember I said I came to Australia to improve my English). While there is a lot of competition in the in big cities, in my experience work is more accessible in regional towns. My job at the Matt Dann Cultural Centre gave me a foot in the door, and the chance to meet and liaise with a lot of people and arts organisations around Australia. By the time I moved to Perth, and applied for the job at CAN, I had a better understanding of the Arts here in Australia. Working at CAN was such a wonderful experience as I got to work on so many projects with small communities around the South Wests. After two years working as a project coordinator for CAN, I couldn’t resist going back to my first love - performing arts, and joined the team here at Performing Lines WA, that I knew through my time in Port Hedland.

You have had such deep and meaningful engagement with communities that are quite small – from the community you grew up in France, to Regional WA. What has the experience been like? What do you find to be some of the challenges and benefits of creating and promoting art in small communities as opposed to metro areas?
Here in the city, you know you have a large arts crowd, and custom arts venues, so presenting shows can be fairly easy. Delivering shows to regional communities from the city can be harder because it’s faceless, and you are only liaising with the venue. However, you can have a knock-out show in the city that for whatever reasons doesn’t hit off in the region. Working in the community makes it easier as you can rely on your advocates for support and to help you reach the right people. Working in small communities can also be more rewarding when you get a successful turn out, and you can really sense the audiences’ engagement.

Has Motherhood changed the way you perceive art, your role in the arts, arts for children? Do you take your daughter to shows? Have any been particularly memorable?
It’s actually the other way round. Before I became a mother, I used to take my nieces and nephews out, so I was already excited for the days to come where I would be able to bring my kids to shows and make sure their life is filled with creativity and arts. My daughter is only young (2 years old) but she has already seen a few shows, including Sensorium Theatre’s undersea production Oddysea. I was particularly excited about this one. It is such a beautiful show for young children and their family. My daughter also loves to dance, so I can’t wait to take her to see contemporary dance shows.

Now, almost a year on, what has it been like working at Performing Lines WA with a kick-ass all women team + Thom?
It has been a fantastic yet very challenging experience so far. Fantastic because I love our cosmopolitan team, the projects we produce and the artists we work with. Challenging because it took me a couple of months to get my head around Who’s Who in the industry, and also because Performing Lines raises the bar so high, I want to make sure I always strive for the best. 

Sub-lease Opportunity | Affordable Redfern office space now available

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Performing Lines is a non-profit arts organisation that has been producing transformative contemporary Australian performance nationally and internationally for more than three decades. We exist to support artists and make amazing projects happen.

Located in the heart of Redfern, Performing Lines is offering a sub-lease opportunity ideally suited to a small arts, design, advertising or other creative organisation (approx. 4-6 people).  We are looking for a forward-thinking, progressive, like-minded tenant to share our office!

The sub-lease includes about 30m2 office space and access to kitchen, meeting room and printing facilities; internet; some storage; and access to a larger meeting/conference space (several free bookings per year).

Close to cafés, shops, Woolworths and Redfern Park, our office is centrally located just a short walk to both Redfern and Central railway stations.


  • Address: 245 Chalmers St, Redfern
  • Space: 30sqm of office space within a larger suite
  • Access to: small and large meeting room, kitchen, printer, wifi + more
  • Rent per year: $18,000, plus utilities and GST


Contact our Administrator Sarah Mott: [email protected] | 02 9319 0066

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY | Join the team as our General Manager


Exciting opportunity with a unique performing arts company

Performing Lines is Australia’s pre-eminent company for developing, producing and touring new and transformative Australian performing arts.

Working across all forms of performance practice, we embrace experimentation, innovation and complexity, and pioneer new models for producing and presenting work.  We lay the groundwork to support the longer-term sustainability of artists and their work. 

For more than 30 years, Performing Lines has produced hundreds of outstanding productions, and created connections to audiences through presentations and tours to a multitude of locations around Australia and internationally.  Based in Sydney, we also support and manage a team of talented senior producers in Hobart (Tasmania Performs) and Perth (Performing Lines WA).

As General Manager, you will:

  • drive best practice in the governance, business, financial and operational management of the company to support the delivery of all activities which form part of the Performing Lines programme
  • provide the leadership necessary to sustain the vibrancy and innovation of the company’s activities while delivering on the strategic and business plans
  • contribute to the maintenance of a mutually respectful, professionally focused and harmonious team environment within the Company

If you believe you’re the right fit for a role integral to taking Performing Lines into the future, please send your application by email to [email protected]  by 5:00pm on Monday 4 December 2017.   

Your application should address the knowledge and experience required for this role, and include a two-page summary resume.

A position description is available on request from [email protected].

For more information about Performing Lines, please contact Karilyn Brown, Interim General Manager, at [email protected] or 02 9319 0066.



This month we've got our occasional office guest Gemma Pepper of Side Pony Productions making good use of our hot desks. 

See below for all the details on reserving a free spot.

We've also got all the good stuff from Chunky Move, Brisbane Powerhouse, Performance Space and more!

Want to list something you've got going? Flick Thom an email at [email protected]


PERFORMING LINES | Hot desks for artists
Working on a creative project or grant application and need an office space? Got a meeting coming up that you need a space for? Performing Lines has FREE office and meeting spaces available for artists and producers – this week we have Zoe and Adriane from Side Pony Productions, Producer Gemma Pepper and writer & performer Katie Beckett in the house. There’s internet access, an office full of friendly faces (including Norman the Spoodle), and advice and feedback on your project or application if you need it. To reserve a spot, email Thom at [email protected]

 Image by Heidrun Lohr

Image by Heidrun Lohr

PERFORMANCE SPACE | Volunteer for Liveworks Festival!
Performance Space is on the hunt for volunteers for their Liveworks across two weeks from the 19th to the 29th of October. As a volunteer you’ll get a chance to head behind the scenes and help make Australia’s leading contemporary arts festival happen, and score a free ticket for every 4hr shift! Register now – click here>>

CHUNKY MOVE | Next Move Expressions of Interest
In 2018, Chunky Move will commission an artist to create a new full-length work for the Next Move program. Australian dance makers with at least 5 years of professional practice are invited to submit an expression of interest by Fri 13 October. More info>>

CRITICAL PATH | Bill Shannon: Translations Workshop
An intensive workshop facilitated by world-renowned multidisciplinary artist Bill Shannon for artists with physical disability.  Bill invites participants to explore their individual movement patterns as the basis for a personal artistic language. EOIs close Fri 13 October. More info>>

PERFORMANCE SPACE | Male performers required for The Second Woman
The Second Woman is seeking male-identifying participants aged 18+ for speaking roles (scripts provided). No acting experience necessary. 10 minute slots in a 24 hour performance on 20 & 21 October, please expect irregular show times. This is a paid position. Applications close Wed 18 October. More info>>

CITY OF JOONDALUP | Arts and Culture Grants
Apply for up to $10,000 for an arts project in the City of Joondalup, Western Australia. Applications close Fri 20 October. More info>>

FESTIVALS AUSTRALIA FUNDING | Boosting community participation and audience engagement
Do you have a project that involves community engagement you would like to run at a regional event (festival, one-off celebration, etc.)? Supporting community participation and access to the arts, Festivals Australia funding aims to support partnerships and collaboration across the sector. The program is open to regional artists, arts workers, and organisations. Applications close Friday 20 October 2017 for projects commencing after 1 February 2018. More info>>

 Image by Brett Boardman

Image by Brett Boardman

FORCE MAJEURE | Dancers required for new Commonwealth Games show
Our friends at Force Majeure are creating a new show Flock, a large scale site-specific piece to be performed across 500 metres of beach in the Gold Coast. They need 80 trained dancers with a background in contemporary dance, theatre, ballet or street dancing. You must be 16+ years, have at least three years experience, capable of remembering sequences of detailed choreography and be available all rehearsals (9 – 11 APR 2018) and performance dates (12 – 15 APR 2018), as well as two other weekend rehearsals in February and March 2018. REGISTER NOW through the Commonwealth Games volunteer callout>>

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE | Callout for LGBTIQ+ works for MELT Festival
MELT is an invitation to celebrate LGBTIQ+ culture through a dynamic, fun and highly engaging program of curated events featuring local, national and international artists and performances. Submissions close Mon 30 October. More info>>

NEWCASTLE FRINGE | 2018 applications are now open
The Fringe is a new international performing arts festival located in Newcastle, NSW. The 2018 festival will run from 21 - 25 March 2018. The fringe offers six performance venues and fees are calculated on a 70/30 split with the venue. Applications close Mon 30 October. More info>>

ANYWHERE FESTIVAL | Callout for work for programming in 2018
Applications are open to emerging and established artists who want to present theatre, music, poetry, dance, opera, ballet, immersive works, installations and comedy anywhere but a theatre in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Applications close Tues 31 October. More info>>

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in WA with a connection to communities in the Goldfields, Halls Creek or Kalgoorlie are invited to apply for support to spend time on country and strengthen their cultural knowledge, language and skills. Applications close Thurs 2 November. More info>>

GEELONG CITY COUNCIL | Geelong After Dark artist callout for performance & installation work
Geelong City Council are seeking EOIs from interested artists to create provocative interventions and installations for their free public event to be held in May 2018. Applications close Mon 6 November. More info>>

 Image by Skye Hamilton

Image by Skye Hamilton

TERRAPIN PUPPET THEATRE | Contemporary Puppetry Residency
We <3 Terrapin, and this is a great paid opportunity for artists working across artforms to develop a new contemporary puppetry work. The residency is open to all independent, professional Australian artists, companies and ensembles who are developing a project that relates to puppetry. Terrapin will provide artist fees (up to $6k), accommodation, studio space, access to Terrapin’s technical resources for a two week period plus travel expenses. Applications close Fri 17 November. More info>>

PLAYWRITING AUSTRALIA| Max Afford Playwrights’ Award
Playwrights aged 18 to 40 are invited to submit their script for the Max Afford Playwright Award to receive a $15,000 cash prize and $15,000 towards development for the chosen play. This award has been established in the honour of the late Australian playwright and novelist Malcolm ‘Max’ and is administered by Playwriting Australia. Submissions close Sun 19 November. More info>>

2018 TRANSCULTURAL EXCHANGE | Apply for your scholarship now
Hosted by Université Laval, the 2018 TransCultural Exchange’s conference on 'Opportunities in the Arts: Exploring New Horizons' will run from February 22nd – 24th, 2018 in Québec City, Canada.  Application letters for scholarships places must be received by Mon 30 OctoberMore info>>


PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL | Ground Transport Coordinator. Applications close Thurs 12 October. More info>>
KIDS THRIVE | General Manager. Applications close Thur 12 October. More info>>
CIRCUS OZ | Producer – Melba Spiegeltent. Applications close Thur 12 October. More info>>
WAAPA | Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning – Performing Arts). Applications close Sun 15 October. More info>>
MONASH UNI | Producer. Applications close Sun 15 October. More info>>
SALAMANCA ARTS CENTRE | Creative Producer. Applications close Mon 16 October. More info>>
MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE | Casual Technician. Applications close Mon 16 October. More info>>
FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE | Creative Producer. Applications close Fri 20 October. More info>>
COUNTRY ARTS SA | Producer. Applications close Fri 20 October. More info>>
FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE | Marketing and Engagement Coordinator. Applications close Fri 20 October. More info>>


COUNTRY ARTS SA | Manager - National Touring Selector. Applications close Fri 20 October. More info>>
QUEENSLAND THEATRE | Ticketing Manager. Applications close Sat 21 October. More info>>
MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE | Contemporary Program Manager. Applications close Mon 23 October. More info>>
STATE OPERA SA | Artistic Director. Applications close Fri 27 October. More info>>
STATE OPERA SA | Executive Director. Applications close Fri 27 October. More info>>
BARANGAROO | Events Producer. Applications close Fri 27 October. More info>>
ARENA THEATRE | Executive Producer/CO-CEO. Applications close Mon 30 OctoberMore info>>
SHAUN PARKER CO | Executive Producer. Applications close Wed 1 November. Email [email protected] for more info
ARTSHUB | Digital Marketing Coordinator. More info>>


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Your monthly round-up of opportunities is here! Don't miss some amazing jobs with our friends at ILBIJERRI, Force Majeure, Performance Space and many more!

Our cover boy this month is Thom, our Marketing Manager. Got something you'd like to list here? Here's your guy - email him at [email protected]. We take submissions from all states and territories.


EOIs are now open for emerging arts leaders to take part in the Australia Council’s Future Leaders Program. Participants will need to commit to a six-month course, which includes two intensives three-day residentials, workshops, an online course and access to optional mentoring and secondments. EOIs close on Tues 12 September and participants will be notified in early October. More info>> 

The Arts Leaders Program brings together leaders from across Australia and eligible Asia Pacific countries, artforms and career levels to inspire and enhance arts leadership. EOIs close Tues 12 SeptemberMore info>> 

 NAT RANDALL's THE SECOND WOMAN | Image by Zan Wimberley

NAT RANDALL's THE SECOND WOMAN | Image by Zan Wimberley

PERFORMANCE SPACE | The Second Woman by Nat Randall - CALLOUT
The LiveWorks Festival team are on the hunt for female-identifying crew and male-identifying participants to be a part of Nat Randall's incredible 24 hour performance work The Second Woman. Applications for female-identifying crew close Thurs 14 September. Male-identifying participants should register by Fri 29 September. More info>>

Artists, producers and programmers in music and dance are invited to apply for the Indonesia Performing Arts Tour. The tour will establish linkages with like-minded contemporary artists, producers and potential partners. The tour, running 7-12 November, includes performances, showcases and discussions in Jakarta and Bandung. EOIs close Fri 15 SeptemberMore info>> 

CRITICAL STAGES | Residency available
The residency provides free working space, support and mentoring, plus use of all office, kitchen and meeting facilities. Located in Walsh Bay, spaces are available for a year from October 2017. EOIs close Fri 22 SeptemberMore info>> 

ARTS ON TOUR | Community Presenter Touring Grant
The Grant supports the presentation of professional, NSW-based productions in community-run venues in regional NSW. Community presenters can submit a proposal for funding to extend a regional tour to one or more community-run venues in regional NSW and/or support a new tour to two or more community-run venues in regional NSW. Applications close Mon 25 SeptemberMore info>> 

 Playwriting Australia | IGNITION PROGRAM

Playwriting Australia | IGNITION PROGRAM

PLAYWRITING AUSTRALIA | Ignition program EOIs now open
Submissions are now open for the Playwriting Australia’s creative script-development program that seeks to support a diversity of works, providing resources to develop scripts over a 12-24 month period including workshops, readings, creative developments and/or long-term mentorship with dramaturges/PWA artists. EOIs close on Mon 25 SeptemberMore info>> 

A full day festival entirely focused on Indigenous and culturally diverse Australian writers and writing. This free event at Bankstown Arts Centre on 28 October and will include performances, readings, panel discussions, audiovisual experiences, workshops for children and adults, and performances. Program announced soonMore info>> 

AUSDANCE NATIONAL | National Dance Forum in Melbourne
The 2017 National Dance Forum will bring together makers, producers and presenters for two-days to focus on strengthening the dance sector’s capacity within the digital domain. NDF2017 will be held from 25–26 September 2017 at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Victoria. More info> 

A matched funding and professional development program for independent artists and artistic groups. If you are looking to boost your fundraising skills and raise money for your company or next project, MATCH Lab could be just what you need. Applications close Mon 2 OctoberMore info>> 

WA-based independent theatre artists - this is your only chance to get more than $40,000 to go towards a project. The Blue Room's devolved funding program LOFT has been given additional funds to support ambitious WA projects. You can apply for up to $60,000 for a new presentation, $45,000 for a remount and $30,000 for a creative development. Applications close Tues 3 October. More info>>

AUSTRALIA COUNCIL | Signature Works Innovation Lab
This is a unique opportunity for First Nations arts professionals. Participants will be invigorated and inspired to create and collaborate in an entirely First Nations creative space. The ambition of the Innovation Lab is to strengthen future First Nations signature works and embolden artists with strong ideas and innovative work. The concept is deeply rooted in the principles of self-determination, with First Nations people creating the artistic experiences that are true to them within a First Nations space. Applications close Tues 3 OctoberMore info>> 

AUSTRALIA COUNCIL | International Residencies program now open
Secure an unique opportunities to immerse yourself in creative communities right around the world. Applications close Tues 3 October. More info>> 



Need more than $15k for a project in WA and can’t wait until April 2018? Hot tip – you may be able to qualify for a Commercial Development Grant and apply for up to $25,000. Check the guidelines and see if you can make it work. Applications close Thurs 5 OctoberMore info>> 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in WA with a connection to communities in the Goldfields, Halls Creek or Kalgoorlie are invited to apply for support to spend time on country and strengthen their cultural knowledge, language and skills. Applications close Thurs 2 NovemberMore info>> 




SYDNEY THEATRE CO | Usher/Front of House. Applications close Wed 13 September. More info>> 
ILBIJERRI THEATRE COMPANY | Executive Producer. Applications close Fri 15 September. More info>> 
CARCLEW & COUNTRY ARTS SA | Creative Producer – Youth. Applications close Fri 15 September. More info>> 
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE | Sound & AV Technician. Applications close Sun 17 September. More info>> 
FORCE MAJEURE | Associate Producer. Applications close Mon 18 September. More info>> 
 | Front of House Manager. Applications close Mon 18 September. More info>> 
THE WHEELER CENTRE | Venue Coordinator. Applications close Mon 18 September. More info>> 
MALTHOUSE THEATRE | Bar Supervisor. Applications close Mon 18 September. More info>> 
AUSTRALIA COUNCIL | Peer Services Officer. Applications close Wed 20 September. More info>> 
 | Program Assistant. Applications close Thurs 21 September. More info>> 
MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY | Marketing Campaign Manager. Applications close Fri 22 September. More info>> 
QUEENSLAND THEATRE | Development Coordinator. Applications close Fri 22 September. More info>> 
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE | Head of Contemporary Performance. Applications close Sun 24 September. More info>> 
AUSTRALIA COUNCIL | Arts Practice Director – Theatre. Applications close Mon 25 September. More info>> 
BELL SHAKESPEARE | Operations Coordinator. Applications close Mon 25 September. More info>> 
CITY RECITAL HALL | Casual Theatre Technician. Applications close Fri 29 September. More info>> 
 | Contracts Coordinator, Contracts Management. Applications close Fri 29 September. More info>> 
SALAMANCA ARTS CENTRE | Creative Producer. Applications close Mon 16 October. More info>> 
QUEENSLAND THEATRE | Ticketing Manager. Applications close Sat 21 October. More info>> 

OPPORTUNITIES | July 2017 - Dance & More Edition

OPPORTUNITIES | July 2017 - Dance & More Edition

Choreographers take note - there's a bunch of dance treats in here, including the Keir Choreographic Award details, new workshops with Force Majeure, Dancehouse and Lucy Guerin Inc, international residencies and more. Applications are also still open for our new position of Executive Producer.

And don't miss the awesome new opportunities from Next Wave - Next Wave X - and Creative Victoria's Creators Fund.

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