Read through our updated list of opportunities for the latest information about new jobs, grants, commissions, collaborations and useful support and resources from the industry.

If there are any other really great resources or links you have spotted that we should know about, please email us at  marketing@performinglines.org.au

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Movement of the Human with Rodney Bell and Brydie Colquhoun, Image by Ray Cash.



Creative Opportunities, Residencies and Commissions

Canberra Youth Theatre’s Emerging Playwright Commission

Canberra Youth Theatre is offering an emerging playwright a professional commission to develop a full-length work that brings the voices and stories of youth to the stage. Playwrights under 35 from across Australia are eligible to apply for the $16,500 commission, supported by Holding Redlich. The successful applicant will develop a full-length script suitable for performers aged seven to 25. Applications close 11th of September
Apply Here


Our friends at Performance Space have a great artist development opportunity to be a part of Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art in October.

A paid opportunity to be a part of the 5th season of LIVE DREAMS, Liveworks. Now with a cult following and rave reviews from artists and audiences alike, this platform offers a unique opportunity for artists to test out new work, and present works-in-progress in a dynamic environment, with a curious and engaged audience of experimental art lovers.

With three guest curators and three new themes – Alex Wisser – CLOISTERED | Louana Sainsbury – TIDAL | River Lin – IRL

Applications close Wednesday 10th of August, 5pm.
Apply here


Creative Residency Program

A creative residency at Dreamfarm is a chance to spend focused time in Tasmania in an inspiring natural setting in order to develop meaningful creative projects. Each participant rents a private studio for a fee, as both a residence and a creative workspace, for stays of two or four weeks. This is offered to individuals and small groups through a selective entry application process.
Application closing dates vary.
Apply here



Funds and Grants


Quick Response Grants

Quick Response Grants will fund professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers or small project opportunities.

The program supports immediate need that arises where the activity is unable to be planned for or supported in other funding rounds, for example taking up professional development, skills development or small project opportunities at short notice.

The Quick Response Grant program is open 10 times each year during the following months: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November. Applications submitted by 11:59pm on the last day of each month.

More information here

NSW Small Project Grants (Quick Response)

Create NSW are offering Small Project Grants to support the creation, development and presentation of new work and professional development or promotion for NSW-based professional artists and arts and cultural workers. Artists can apply for between $500 and $5000 towards their project.
Applications for Small Project Grants are open on an ongoing basis. 
More info

Important: The Small Project Grants Program will be closed from 28 November 2022 to 13 January 2023 due to the office closure at the end of the year. In addition, the Program will close on Monday 22 May 2023 for the end of the 22/23 financial year. Application opening dates for the 2023/24 financial year will be provided once they are confirmed.

Regional Arts NSW – Quick Response Grants

Quick Response Grants open from 1 February 2022!

Regional Arts NSW Quick Response Grants will now be delivered monthly from February to November and all applications will be competitively assessed at the end of each month, you will not be advised about your grant application until five days after the end of each month. There are also changes to the amount you can apply for under this program. Individuals can apply for up to $3000, organisations can apply for up to $5000. There is no minimum grant amount.  There is a limited amount in this funding pool, so please ensure your budgets are accurate and you are only applying for the amount that you actually need.

The Quick Response Grants will continue to support immediate need that arises where the activity is unable to be planned for or supported in other funding rounds, for example taking up professional development, skills development or small project opportunities at short notice.

Application closing times vary. Find out more.

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups – $10,000 – $50,000

This program from the Australia Council from the Arts funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.

Closes: Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 3pm AEST, for projects beginning after 1 December 2022
More Info

Australia Council for the Arts International Engagement Fund

The Australia Council’s International Engagement Fund supports a range of activity that fosters people-to people connections; creates opportunities for cultural exchange and knowledge sharing; and showcases Australian creativity, culture and identity internationally.

We are seeking applications for creative collaboration, market attendance and market development, cultural exchange, touring, presentation and distribution of Australian creative and cultural practice internationally. Activity may take place in any part of the world in line with the Australia Council’s new International Engagement Strategy 2021–2025.

This fund supports digital and hybrid projects, as well as international travel and physical touring to both emerging and established markets.

More info

Applications for Round 3 will open Monday 1 August 2022, and will close on Tuesday 20 September 2022 at 3pm AEST, for projects starting from 1 December 2022.

Image: Carrion by Justin Shoulder
Photo by Bryony Jackson

Image: Niki Sperou, 2020 ANAT Synapse resident,  Green plastics – Blue Ocean project.

Artists/Organisations looking for Collaborators

Equity Pride Survey for LGBTQIA+ Performers

Equity Pride, a subcommittee of the Equity and Diversity Committee within MEAA has put together a  survey which seeks to gather information from a wide array of LGBTQIA+ performers on what it is like being a performer in the industry. The survey takes 30 – 45min to complete and will help the committee focus its campaigns to effect positive change in the community.
Take the survey

Chamber of Arts and Culture Western Australia New Membership Category for Independent Artists

WA’s peak industry body for arts and culture, the Chamber of Arts and Culture Western Autsralia are looking increase the representation of independent Western Australian artists within their membershipMembership for Independent Artists costs $55 and affords members the opportunity to influence CACWA’s policies and campaigns with regards to the sector. Something to consider for all you Western Australian artists.
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Support and Resources


A New Approach: Working Paper

If you’re interested you can read the extract from the forthcoming report “Australia’s cultural and creative economy: A 21st century guide”. The report includes some key concepts and figures which may be useful in preparing submissions to the Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into the Creative and Cultural Industries. 
Read full extract here

Protocols for using First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts

The Australia Council provides this resource that examines key legal, ethical and moral considerations for the use of First Nations cultural material in the arts.
Read more

Fundraising with the Australian Cultural Fund (ACF)

The Australian Cultural Fund is a fundraising platform for Australian artists. It is managed by Creative Partnerships Australia and was established by the Australian Government in 2003 to encourage donations to the arts.

Through the ACF, artists upload their project, start their fundraising campaign and invite art lovers and supporters to donate.

Unlike all-or-nothing fundraising platforms, ACF artists set a fundraising goal, but if it’s not met all donations are still taken into account.

Find out more

Jobs / Work / Vacant Positions


Multiple roles, Arts Centre Melbourne (VIC). EOI’s open.
Audio Visual Technician, Cairns Regional Council (QLD) EOI’s Open
Casual Teaching Artist Pool, Barking Gecko Theatre (WA) EOI’s open.
Workshop Artists, Canberra Youth Theatre (ACT). EOI’s open.
Gallery Assistant, Cairns Regional Council (QLD), EOI’s open.
Theatre Technician, (casual pool), Carins Regional Council (QLD)
Multiple roles, The Australian Ballet (VIC). Apply now.
Multiple Roles, The Art House (NSW) Apply now.
Artistic Director, Darwin Festival (NT). Apply now.
Communications and Publicity Coordinator, Geelong Performing Arts Centre (VIC). Apply by 22 June
Festival Producer – Undercover Arts Festival, CPL (QLD). Apply by June 22
Marketing Specialist – Brand, Sydney Opera House (NSW). Apply by 22 June
Content Marketing Manager, Sydney Opera House (NSW). Apply by 22 June
Junior Business Analyst (Talent Pool), Sydney Opera House (NSW). Apply by 22 June
Production Coordinator, Geelong Performing Arts Centre (VIC). Apply by 23 June
Presenter Services Coordinator, Geelong Performing Arts Centre (VIC). Apply by 23 June
Education Engagement Officer, Sydney Opera House (NSW). Apply by 24 June
Communications Coordinator – Performing Arts (First Nations Identified), Sydney Opera House (NSW). Apply by 26 June
Ground Transport Coordinator, Darwin Festival (NT). Apply by June 26th
Coordinator Arts, Culture, Heritage, Bass Coast Council (VIC). Apply by June 26th
Head of Programming, Geelong Performing Arts Centre (VIC). Apply by 27 June
ICT Applications Specialist, Geelong Performing Arts Centre (VIC). Apply by 27 June
Development Liaison Officer, Black Swan Theatre Company (WA). Apply by 27 June
Production Manager, Creative Studio, Sydney Opera House (NSW). Apply by June 28
Fundraising & Events Coordinator, Bangarra Dance Theatre (NSW). Apply by June 29
Technical Officer (Exhibitions), WA Museum (WA). Apply by 30 June
Curator, City of Joondalup (WA). Apply by June 30
Business Manager, Encounter Theatre (WA). Apply by July 1
Facilities Duty Operator, Adelaide Festival Centre (SA). Apply by July 1
Indigenous Arts Support Worker, Malang Corporation (NSW).  Apply by July 4
Senior Arts Programmer, City of Darebin (VIC).  Apply by July 4
Events Officer x 2, City of Monash (VIC). Apply by July 4
Program Administrator, Perth Festival (WA). Apply by July 6
Signage Coordinator, Perth Festival (WA). Apply by July 6
Multiple Ticketing team roles, Perth Festival (WA). Apply by July 6
Foundation Fellowship, Adelaide Festival Centre (SA). Apply by July 8
Production Manager, Fremantle Arts Centre, Apply by July 10


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