NOW Australia – #thetimeisnow

March 26, 2018By adminAdvocacy, Gender, Inspiration, International, National News, Research & Advocacy, Theatre Sector News, Wellbeing No Comments

TNN is proud to promote NOW Australia and encourages everyone in our sector to support this industry-led initiative. A critical part of TNN’s role is to empower and enable our sector – the NSW theatre sector and all who work across it – to feel safe and confident wherever they work. IT STARTED WITH A … 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

Women’s Leadership Scholarships in Governance Diploma ICDA

December 11, 2017By adminDiversity, Gender, Governance, Opportunity, Professional Development, Scholarships No Comments

Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA)’s Diploma of Business (Governance) BSB50715 is ‘Australia’s only accredited qualification for not-for-profit governance’ and has partnered with the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia (WLIA) to provide $1000 scholarships towards this degree. In a move to further break through the barriers of unconscious bias, cultural and structural issues that often preclude … Read More

UK Arts organisations stand firm against sexual harassment 

October 30, 2017By adminGender, Inspiration, International, Research & Advocacy, Support, Theatre Sector News No Comments

TNN thought it would share with you an impressive stance from UK theatre and arts organisations that would be a step in the right direction for our own arts industry in Australia. In 2016 and more recently MEAA has spoken out about sexual harassment in media companies ‘MEAA is concerned and deeply frustrated that media … 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

Can we celebrate being female, being human on our stages?

May 22, 2017By adminAdvocacy, Diversity, Gender, Inspiration, International, Playwriting No Comments

Calling for more female-driven musicals. Andrea Lepcio in HowlRound poses the question: Can we create musicals that allow women to be all that they are: good, bad, ugly, and beautiful? Can we celebrate being female? Can we celebrate being human? … If you Google feminist theatre, you get a strong HowlRound piece “Feminist Theatre: What does … Read More