Wanted: Film Festival Director · Diversity Arts Australia

September 25, 2018By adminBusiness Support, Cultural Diversity, Opportunity No Comments

Colourfest is looking for a new director Colourfest Film Festival is joining the Diversity Arts Australia (DARTS) portfolio, as part of the transition into this new phase of the festival, Diversity Arts Australia is recruiting for a new festival director to take over the management of the festival for 2019. What is Colourfest? Colourfest is … Read More

Australian Voices Take Centre Stage at Inaugural Pioneer Play Awards

September 13, 2018By adminAwards, Cultural Diversity, Independent Theatre, NSW Arts News, Opportunity, Playwriting, Showcase, Theatre Sector News, Valuing the Arts No Comments

PIONEER PLAY FESTIVAL and PLAYWRITING AWARDS  November 23-24, Pioneer Theatre, Castle Hill Submissions for the Pioneer Play Awards are now open. Full details can be found on the festival website. www.pioneerplayfestival.com A celebration of pioneering Australian theatre-craft and performance will take centre stage in the heart of Sydney’s Hills district when the inaugural Pioneer Play Festival … Read More

Blacktown Residencies now open! Creative Residency Program 

February 23, 2018By adminArtists living with disability, Cultural Diversity, Diversity, First Nations Artists, Funding, Gender, Independent Theatre, LGBTI, Opportunity, Playwriting, Professional Development, Residency, Theatre Industry events, Young people No Comments

Blacktown Arts is accepting new applications for two significant artist-in-residence opportunities. The Pat Parker Memorial Residency honours Patricia Parker’s (OAM) pioneering contribution to the development of community arts in Blacktown and beyond. This residency is open to artists with exciting ideas for innovative collaborations with communities in the spirit of Pat Parker’s passions including women’s rights, lesbian and … 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

Boundless in Bankstown 28th October

September 18, 2017By adminCultural Diversity, Diversity, First Nations Artists, Opportunity, Playwriting, Theatre Industry events No Comments

Indigenous and culturally diverse writers come together for powerful lineup at Boundless festival Boundless, the first-ever festival focused on Indigenous and culturally diverse Australian writers and writing, will be held at Bankstown Arts Centre on Saturday 28 October 2017. The full program has been announced and boasts a powerful lineup of local and interstate names … Read More

EOIs open now: Beyond Tick Boxes – cultural diversity in the arts

June 2, 2017By adminAdvocacy, Cultural Diversity, Diversity, Networked, NSW Arts News, Opportunity, Professional Development, Theatre Industry events, Theatre Sector News No Comments

  Diversity Arts Australia EOIs open now: Beyond Tick Boxes: a symposium on cultural diversity in the arts When: Thursday, June 29 at 9 AM – 6 PM Where: Casula Powerhouse Beyond Tick Boxes is a symposium designed to facilitate dialogue between artists, companies, creators, producers, organisations and institutions through a series of Q&A-style panels, … Read More


May 30, 2017By adminCultural Diversity, Diversity, Inspiration, National News, Opportunity, Theatre Industry events No Comments

BEHIND THE SCENES OF AUSTRALIAN GRAFFITI AT STC Join Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) at Sydney Theatre Company (STC) for their second Longhouse event as they step behind the scenes of Australian Graffiti ahead of its world premiere. When & Where: 6pm – 8pm on Thurs 22 June at STC’s Wharf Studio, Sydney Theatre Company Pier 4, Hickson Road, … Read More

Raising the issue of gender equality in theatre critiques

May 30, 2017By adminAdvocacy, Australia Council for the Arts, Cultural Diversity, Diversity, Gender, Inspiration, International, Playwriting, Valuing the Arts No Comments

  Multiple reviewers of many genders, races, sexualities, and, perhaps most importantly, taste in art, might someday review one play and discuss the work in a dialectic. This approach might give the lie to the mask of objectivity and reveal that elusive thumbprint, taste, which can be invisibly gendered. In her speech at the female theatre … Read More

Artsfront May update…

May 11, 2017By adminCultural Diversity, Diversity, First Nations Artists, Inspiration, Networked, Opportunity, Theatre Industry events, Theatre Sector News No Comments

From the team at Artsfront…. First Peoples Cultural Summit – Public Gallery Session  The Marram-Nganjinu Biik-Gurin (We are Country) First Nations Cultural Summit – 8-10 May – concludes today (Wednesday 10 May). Whilst the advertised Public Gallery session is going ahead the organisers have decided not to live stream today’s session. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/marram-nganjinu-biik-gurrin-cultural-manifesto-launch-tickets-33483176081 An update regarding … Read More

AMPAG on Cultural Diplomacy 

March 31, 2017By adminAdvocacy, Cultural Diversity, International No Comments

Whether its STEAM or Cultural Diplomacy, the arts sector is having its say on Government policy in Australia and overseas. Here’s the latest from AMPAG on Cultural Diplomacy… The Australian Government is developing a foreign policy white paper — the first since 2003. AMPAG is advocating that setting cultural diplomacy as a key pillar of … Read More