APAM MASTERCLASS | Opportunity for WA artists

Following on from the APAM Roadshow held at Subiaco Arts Centre, the Department of Culture and the Arts is hosting an exclusive masterclass for artists and companies who are interested in submitting an application to showcase or pitch a work at APAM 2018 in Brisbane or to attend the market to capitalise on networking opportunities.

Masterclass with the Masters
WHEN:             10 April 2017
TIME:               4.00-6.00pm
WHERE:           Department of Culture and the Arts, Level 2, 140 William St, Perth (Please gather in the Level 2 reception area)

DCA has engaged two very seasoned APAM masters to provide an honest insight into the full APAM experience - including our Producer Rachael Whitworth!

Andrew Ross (Rossarts) will speak on the arts market phenomenon: the concept and context: the benefits; the frustrations; the traps and what to watch out for.  He will also discuss the requirements for a successful application.

Andrew was the founding Artistic Director of Black Swan State Theatre from 1991 until 2003 and has productions which have toured throughout Australia and to the UK, Germany and Canada. From 2003-2013 he was Director of Brisbane Powerhouse. In 2013 he was engaged by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy to produce the Indonesian Performing Arts Market (IPAM2013). He is currently a member of the board of the Australia Indonesia Institute, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Andrew led the successful Brisbane bid for APAM staged in Brisbane in 2014, 2016 and 2018. Andrew has attended numerous international performing arts markets and has experienced local and international touring as a presenter, a buyer and a seller

Rachael Whitworth (Performing Lines WA) will speak on making the most of your time at APAM: preparation, execution, Touring – the APAM realities, Touring – hitting the road.

Rachael joined Performing Lines in 2011 from Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, where she was working as an Associate Producer during the lead up to the 20th UNIMA Congress and World Puppetry Festival. Trained at VCA, Rachael began her career as a dancer with the West Australian Ballet. She worked with Buzz Dance Theatre for three years as a contemporary dancer, teacher and choreographer and then as an independent dancer on numerous projects before diversifying her practice. She performed and collaborated with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre for nearly a decade and whilst performing, completed a Graduate Diploma in Arts and Entertainment Management at Deakin University in 2000.

Rachael was an Australia Council International Society for the Performing Arts fellow from 2014 - 2017, attending ISPA congresses in New York for four years.  She attended IPAY market (International Performing Arts for Youth) in 2017 and has been to three APAMs, presenting a Showcase in 2012. 

Steve Shaw (Senior Project Officer, Investment, DCA) will provide information on DCA’s role at APAM including details regarding funding to attend the market and information on DCA’s plans to support a Western Australian presence at APAM 2018.

Steve has represented DCA at six previous markets delivering the DCA booth presence and working to promote WA artists and companies attending the market.


It is important that you RSVP as places are limited for this event. First call on places will be offered to those artists and company representatives who attended the APAM Roadshow. Please RSVP to [email protected]  by FRIDAY 7th April to secure your place.