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

Walk Now shares its story

December 11, 2017By adminDiversity, Independent Theatre, Inspiration, Networked, Showcase, Spaces and Resources, Valuing the Arts, Wellbeing No Comments

Sam Cosentino, Producer/Director/Writer, wrote a short article for Theatre Network NSW on developing his company ‘Walk Now Productions’ and its upcoming show ‘My Carer’. By sharing some of Walk Now’s story TNN hopes it will provide ideas and inspiration for others working hard in the independent theatre sector of Australia. ‘My Carer’ is a deeply … Read More

Arts and Health

December 11, 2017By adminIndustry Training, Opportunity, Professional Development, Valuing the Arts, Wellbeing No Comments

Faculty of Health, University of Tasmania, Australia has a free short course that they have developed.“The Art of Wellness” short course is online and completely free: We have over 3500 students enrolled from all over the world including many art therapists, nurses, carers, artists and psychologists and are receiving some wonderful feedback! In “The Art … 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

Audrey is here…

December 11, 2017By adminDiversity, NSW Arts News, Opportunity, Showcase, Spaces and Resources, Theatre Sector News, Valuing the Arts No Comments

Audrey ‘Sydney’s Arts Journal’, a new online magazine for performing arts audiences in Sydney and beyond is launched and live and looking to collaborate with our sector. TNN caught up with Audrey’s Elissa Blake at Artstate Lismore 2017: Audrey’s focus is definitely all of performing arts and all of NSW. Audrey is founded by two … Read More

Inquiry into the music and arts economy in New South Wales

December 11, 2017By adminNSW Arts News, Research & Advocacy, Theatre Sector News, TNN Working Group, Valuing the Arts No Comments

NSW Legislative Council’s Portfolio Committee No. 6 – Planning and Environment is currently conducting an inquiry into the music and arts economy in New South Wales. The terms of reference for the inquiry and two information brochures are attached for your information. Theatre Network NSW will be making a submission to the inquiry. We encourage … 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:  

Belvoir Reopens Downstairs Theatre to Independent Artists 

November 22, 2017By adminFellowships, Independent Theatre, NSW Arts News, Opportunity, Professional Development, Theatre Sector News, Valuing the Arts, Venues/Theatres No Comments

Fabulous news from Belvoir that we thought we’d share: 25A Announced: In 2018 Belvoir will launch a new independent theatre program which will see the beloved Downstairs Theatre given to teams of artists for free. “This is the lynchpin of our support for independent and emerging artists,” said Flack.“There’s nothing so valuable when you’re learning your … Read More


November 17, 2017By adminInspiration, NSW Arts News, Support, Theatre Industry events, Theatre Sector News, TNN Projects & Events, Valuing the Arts, Wellbeing No Comments

‘How Can The Show Go On’ Performing Arts & Screen Wellbeing Summit was held on Monday 13th November at The Studio, Sydney Opera House A PDF copy of the program from the summit can be viewed or downloaded here Organised by the NSW Performing Arts and Screen Wellbeing Working Group and produced by Theatre Network NSW, … Read More