National Play Festival Announced: Sydney, 21-24 March 2018

December 11, 2017By adminNational News, NSW Arts News, Opportunity, Playwriting, Showcase, Theatre Industry events, Theatre Sector News No Comments

NATIONAL PLAY FESTIVAL 2018 ANNOUNCED for 21-24 March 2018 in Sydney After a hiatus this year, we are raring to go and excited to officially announce our National Play Festival for 2018. Save the date and mark it in your diary the National Play Festival will be in Sydney from 21-24 March 2018. We’re reading … Read More

MEAA releases new Collective Agreement

December 11, 2017By adminIndependent Theatre, National News, NSW Arts News, Professional Development, Research & Advocacy, Support, Theatre Sector News, Valuing the Arts No Comments

MEAA has been working with the industry to develop its new Collective Agreement. You can download it from the MEAA website here.   Theatre Network NSW with members of MEAA’s Independent Theatre Committee, Critical Stages, and other Independent theatre representatives have developed a NSW working group to increase coordination of the many individual efforts of … Read More

Ian Potter Cultural Trust Open Now with Round 2 to follow

December 11, 2017By adminFunding, National News, Opportunity, Philanthropy, Professional Development, Support, Theatre Sector News No Comments

Ian Potter Cultural Trust Round 1 for 2018 is open now and closing Tuesday 16 January 2018. The following round (Round 2) opens on Monday 26 March 2018 and closes Tuesday 22 May 2018. For more information and to apply go straight to the source. The Cultural Trust is committed to encouraging excellence and supporting a … Read More

Griffin Award

December 11, 2017By adminAwards, Inspiration, National News, NSW Arts News, Opportunity, Playwriting, Theatre Sector News No Comments

2018 GRIFFIN AWARD IS NOW OPEN! The prestigious Griffin Award recognises an outstanding play or performance text that displays an authentic, inventive and contemporary Australian voice, with the winner receiving a $10,000 prize. Now in its 21st year, the Award has a long history of recognising new talent and cementing the careers of Australian writers and … Read More

Making Art Work – Professional Artists in Australia

December 11, 2017By adminAustralia Council for the Arts, National News, Research & Advocacy, Theatre Sector News, Valuing the Arts No Comments

If you missed it, the next instalment in a long-term economic study of Australian Performing Artists was released in November. The full dashboard and range of reports are available on the Australia Council for the Arts website here. Making Art Work: An Economic Study of Professional Artists in Australia by David Throsby and Katya Petetskaya is … Read More

Beyond Tick Boxes Update from DAA

December 11, 2017By adminCultural Diversity, Diversity, Inspiration, National News, NSW Arts News, Research & Advocacy No Comments

Diversity Arts Australia recently shared a 2-minute round-up of their 2017 Beyond Tick Boxes event  with some important ideas that our sector needs to carry forward. A key idea for TNN from the round-up  is that diversity begets sustainability and the theatre sector is a critical player in telling the stories of diversity in our … Read More

Theatre Network Australia’s 2017 Indie Survey

November 22, 2017By adminIndependent Theatre, National News, Networked, Research & Advocacy, Valuing the Arts No Comments

INDIE CREATIVES  – THIS IS HOW WE DO IT – is centred on working trends and going rates for various independent activities. This research would feed into TNA’s advocacy work, and sector development programs and events in 2018 and beyond. It should take around 10 min to complete. Access the survey here: