OPPORTUNITIES | July 2017 - Dance & More Edition

Calling all choreographers - there are some ace dance opportunities here, including the Keir Choreographic Award applications; bits from Force Majeure, Lucy Guerin Inc and Dancehouse and a new season at The Blue Room Theatre in Perth. There's also heaps of jobs, grants and more, and the announcement of a great new co-commissioning scheme between Next Wave and seven organisations around Australia.

Don't forget - applications for the new position of Performing Lines Executive Producer are still open. Read below for more info.

And our cover model this month is our Production Manager Liz. You may notice from the coffee cups, empty bowl and the burner phone that it's production week for two of our major national tours going out this week and next.

PERFORMING LINES | Seeking a visionary arts leader as Executive Producer
We are currently recruiting for the new position of Executive Producer. As Executive Producer, you will: 

  • provide the strong strategic and visionary leadership necessary to sustain the vibrancy, uniqueness and future-proofing of the company 

  • identify impactful and highly relevant producing and presentation opportunities, lead on the delivery of all activities that form part of the Performing Lines’ program, and grow the company's national and international profile 

  • be the type of leader who fosters a dynamic, diverse and achievement-oriented company culture 

  • be someone with a capacity to inspire and manage people in an inclusive, collaborative and fair-minded manner. 

If you believe you have what it takes to lead Performing Lines into the future, please send your application by email to [email protected]by 5:00pm Mon 17 July 2017. More info>> 

DAREBIN ARTS | Apply for the2018 Speakeasy Performance program
Darebin Arts Speakeasy program presents contemporary, critical work about the world we want to live in. Apply now to present in Northcote Town Hall’s two studio spaces and the Main Hall. Applications close Thurs 13 JulyMore info>> 

CARCLEW FELLOWSHIPS | Professional Development grant (26yrs and under) 
Carclew's Career Development Fellowship Program allows for South Australian artists or arts workers aged 26 years or under, of any background and experience, to pitch a professional development proposal to be pursued in 2018. Applications close 15 JulyMore info>> 

Image by Gregory Lorenzutti - STELLAR PROJECT by Prue Lang

Image by Gregory Lorenzutti - STELLAR PROJECT by Prue Lang

DANCEHOUSE | Room To Move 2017 EOIs OPEN  
ROOM TO MOVE is a non-curated program for work-in-progress showings at Dancehouse.  It is designed to begin to develop the artist's and dance community's critical faculties and to assist the artist to create new work. Apply before Mon 17 July for August & September | Apply before Fri 18 September for October & November. More info>> 

BLAKDANCE | APACA and the Performing Arts Exchange opportunities
From 21 to 24 August 2017 in Sydney, BlakDance will present two opportunities for their members to pitch or yarn with presenters and producers from across Australia. If you have a production or idea and think you would like to be part of the BlakDance platforms, contact them no later than Mon 17 July with your proposal. Email [email protected] 

THE BLUE ROOM THEATRE | Call for dance in MicroMove at Fringe World
The Blue Room are seeking new dance works for presentation as part of a new initiative - MicroMove – for bewtween two and five nights of performance running 20 – 24 February 2018. The season will be curated by Shona Erskine. Applications close Wed 19 July 2017More info>> 

ARTS ON TOUR | NSW Touring Workshop in Sydney – 21 July
Arts On Tour, Theatre Network NSW and NSW & ACT Performing Arts Centres Association are presenting a full-day touring workshop at 107 PROJECTS in Redfern. We’ll be there too! If you’ve wanted to find out more about regional touring, tickets are $27.12 including lunch. Runs all day Fri 21 July.  More info>> 

LUCY GUERIN INC | Choreographic Development With Prue Lang
This August, Lucy Guerin Inc’s Resident Director Prue Lang will host a two-week choreographic development, offering secondment opportunities to dancers, graduates or students in their final year of study. Secondees will be participating in the physical practice that Prue is exploring with the dancers throughout the development. Applications close Mon 24 July 2017More info>> 

PLAYWRITING AUSTRALIA | New Play Development Program
This program is designed for writers at all stages of their career, giving them time, space, creative guidance and resources to develop their script. There are three strands of the program; the National Script Workshop, Rapid Fire and Longform.  Each successful script will be allocated to the program it will most benefit from. Applications close Mon 24 JulyMore info>> 



TASMANIA PERFORMS | Tarraleah Artist Residency
Our colleagues at Tasmania Performs are running their amazing annual Artist Residency at Tarraleah again this year, bringing together artists from all over Tasmania with experienced industry mentors from around Australia for a weekend intensive in late October. Past projects from the residency include this year's Sydney Festival and Ten Days hit The Season by Nathan Maynard. Applications are now open and close Fri 28 JulyMore info>> 

FORCE MAJEURE | INCITE applications now open
The deadline to apply for Force Majeure’s new professional dance theatre intensive INCITE is coming up quick. This week-long, full time program offers training in the company’s devising process led by Artistic Director, Danielle Micich. Running 6 – 11 November 2017, the program will also include additional mentorship by international guest artist Ellen Lauren, Co-Artistic Director of New York’s influential SITI Company. Applications close Mon 31 JulyMore info>> 

DISRUPTED FESTIVAL OF IDEAS | Free program of fascinating speakers in Perth
Happening at the State Library of Western Australia on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July, join novelist and commentator Tara Moss, marriage equality campaigner Tiernan Brady, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s Kon Karapanagiotidis and more than 20 other agents of change in over 30 FREE events. Check out the full program on the website>>  

Keir Choreographic Award Winner 2016 - Ghenoa Gela

Keir Choreographic Award Winner 2016 - Ghenoa Gela

KEIR CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARD | Applications open Monday 10 July
It's back - the national biennial award dedicated to commissioning short works and promoting experimental and cross-platform practices in contemporary dance. Carriageworks, Danchouse, the Australia Council and the Keir Foundation team up once again for this flagship national event. Applications open Mon 10 July and close Fri 4 August. More info>>

NEXT WAVE | Next Wave X EOIs now open
Next Wave x will co-commission seven ambitious projects by early career practitioners in visual art, dance, music, theatre, performance, live art and public space curating in partnership with leading organisations ACE Open, Dancehouse, Liquid Architecture, Metro Arts, PICA, Vitalstatistix and West Space. These co-commissions will be presented in Melbourne at Next Wave Festival 2018 and then in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane or Sydney, and include guaranteed funding, expert mentorship, and a number of potential major interstate multiple presentation opportunities. Applications close Mon 7 AugustMore info>> 

K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg | International Early Career residencies
K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie is offering three residencies to choreographers at the beginning of their professional career. The residency runs August 2018 to April 2019 anvd includes a monthly stipend, production support and access to professional learning and training. Applications close 14 AugustMore info>> 

AUSTRALIA COUNCIL | International market development opportunities
In 2017/18 the Australia Council for the Arts will again be supporting practitioners to attend key market opportunities for the performing arts in North Asia, Europe and North America.

IETM Valencia

IETM Valencia

Expressions of Interest are now open for support to attend the following international opportunities: 
IETM Autumn Plenary, 23–26 November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium
International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY), 24–27 January 2018 in Philadelphia, USA
New York in January, 1–31 January 2018 in New York, USA
TPAM, 10–18 February 2018 in Yokohama, Japan 

To learn more about these opportunities please visit each dedicated webpage (via the above links). Expressions of Interest close Tues 15 August. 

SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY | Apply for the 2018 Pre-Professional Year
This is an incredible opportunity for aspiring professional dancers to study with one of Australia’s leading contemporary dance companies and obtain a nationally-recognised accreditation. Applications close Sun 20 AugustMore info>> 

CREATIVE VICTORIA | Creators Fund opens soon
The Creators Fund will support creative practitioners and collectives across all disciplines, and at all career stages, to undertake an extended period of creative development, research or experimentation for new ideas and initiatives. 

Opening for applications in August 2017, the Creators Fund will provide financial support to support three to six months of intensive work. Applicants will need to demonstrate how this time will assist in the production of a significant work or will support their career advancement. Applications open 17 August and close Thurs 7 SeptemberMore info>> 


SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE | Administrator. Applications close Wed 12 July. More info>> 
CIRCUS OZ | Ticketing & CRM Manager. Applications close Thurs 13 July. More info>> 
PORTLAND ARTS CENTRE | Programming & Venue Coordinator. Applications close Fri 14 July. More info>> 
ADELAIDE FESTIVAL | Sales & Event Coordinator. Applications close Fri 14 July. More info>> 
PERFORMANCE SPACE | Ticketing & Front of House Coordinator. Applications close Mon 17 July. More info>> 
INSITE ARTS | Associate Producer. Applications close Mon 17 July. More info>> 
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE | Graduate Curator. Applications close Tues 18 July. More info>> 
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE | Production Support Duty Technician. Applications close Wed 19 July. More info>> 
BRISBANE POWERHOUSE | Associate Producer. Applications close Wed 19 July. More info>> 
NIDA | Admin Manager - NIDA Open. Applications close Mon 17 July. More info>> 
SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY | Customer Services Representative – Season Tickets. Applications close Fri 21 July. More info>> 
BELVOIR | Deputy Production Manager. Applications close Sun 23 July. More info>> 
CITY OF SYDNEY | Executive Manager – Creative City. Applications close Sun 23 July. More info>> 
THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST | Executive Producer. Applications close Mon 24 July. More info>> 
NIDA | Marketing Assistant. Applications close Mon 24 July. More info>> 
LA BOITE | Head Technician. Applications close Thurs 27 July. More info>> 
NIDA | Communications Executive. Applications close Mon 31 July. More info>>