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    • Creative Partnerships Australia's MATCH

      Dates: 23 March 2015 - 29 May 2015

      Get MATCHED funding and double your crowdfunding dollars!

      Do you have an artistic project to fund and an amazing crowdfunding campaign in mind?

      Applications are now open for MATCH, Creative Partnerships Australia’s dollar-for-dollar matched funding program for Australian artists and artistic groups.

      To be eligible artists must be able to undertake a crowdfunding campaign between 23 March and 29 May 2015. Artists run your campaign through the Australian Cultural Fund or any other crowdfunding platfform out there. It’s their choice!

      For successful applicants, Creative Partnerships will match any funding raised through a project’s crowdfunding campaign, up to a total of $10,000 per project.

      Head to for guidelines, application form and key dates. Applications close 9 March 2015.

    • Greenroom Opportunities

      Dates: 30 April 2015 - 4 August 2015
      Location: Adelaide Festival Centre – Various Venues

      Adelaide Festival Centre’s arts membership GreenRoom has some amazing dance opportunities coming up:

      Dance Masterclass with The New Zealand Dance Company – Thursday 30 April 2 – 4pm

      Dance Workshop with Ballet Revolucion – Thursday 16 July 2 – 3pm

      Creative Dance Workshop with Sydney Dance Company – Tuesday 4 August 2 – 4pm

      These workshops are all FREE  – you just need to be a GreenRoom member to participate. For more info about Greenroom Memberships

    • Turn Movement into Medicine

      Dates: 1 May 2015 - 1 July 2015

      Diversify your skills and learn verbal, tactile and movement approaches to assist clients. Nationally Recognised Qualifications in Movement Therapy Therapy | Kinesiology | Mind Body Medicine | Art Therapy

      Enquire now to commence in July



    • CANS returns!

      Dates: 2 May 2015 - 31 May 2015

      Carclew’s CANS returns during May 2015 with a cohort of artists of international calibre, whose works feature in spaces and streets across Australia.

      CANS workshops provide local artists, from beginners to the more experienced, with the opportunity to develop their design skills and practical techniques under the guidance of professional artists.

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    • New Zealand Dance Company: Audition

      Dates: 5 May 2015 - 6 June 2015

      The New Zealand Dance Company is seeking a female dancer with strong technique, partnering and improvisational skills with a minimum of three years professional experience.

      The NZDC is offering an Auckland based contract commencing 29 June – 23 Aug 2015 including a January 2016 international tour. There is further potential for contracts in November/December 2015 and ongoing in 2016. Choreographers include Ross McCormack (NZ), Malia Johnston (NZ), Stephen Shropshire (Holland) and Louise Potiki Bryant (NZ).

      Auditions will be held in three Australasian centres:

      Melbourne: Tuesday 5th May 2 – 5pm, Arts Centre Melbourne 100 St Kilda Rd.

      Sydney: Monday 11th May, 2-5pm, Connect Studios (Studio 2) Connection Arcade, corner of Church and Darcey Streets, Parramatta.

      Auckland: Saturday 6th June 2-5pm, Wellesley Studios, 113 Wellesley St West, Central Auckland.

      To apply to audition, please email your CV, full-body shot and expression of interest Artistic Assistant Caroline Bindon

      Applicants will be advised to the audition if they have secured an audition place.

    • Carclew Scholarships

      Dates: 6 May 2015 - 15 July 2015
      Applications Close: 15 July 2015

      Carclew Scholarships offer amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for artists who demonstrate outstanding motivation, talent and potential in their art form or practice.

      There are four scholarships each offering a one-off allocation of $12,500 to be used for self-nominated professional development activity in Australia or abroad.

      Colin Thiele Scholarship for Creative Writing
      Carclew Scholarship for Film and New Media
      Dame Ruby Litchfield Scholarship for Performing Arts
      Ruth Tuck Scholarship for Visual Arts


      Scholarships are open to early career artists (aged 26 and under) who wish to pursue a life-changing artistic development opportunity.


      1. Download and carefully read the Carclew Scholarship Information for Applicants document
      2. Download a Carclew Scholarship application form.
      3. Click here to book in your one-on-one consultation with a Funding Officer.

      APPLICATIONS CLOSE 11:59pm (ACST) 15 JULY 2015.

      Past recipients have used their scholarship to pursue a range of artistic development programs.

      2015 Ruth Tuck Scholarship for Visual Arts recipient Ruby Chew seized the opportunity to undertake a workshop with alla prima oil painting specialist Casey Baugh in Los Angeles and a mentorship with figurative realist painter Chris Aerfeldt in France.

      2013 Dame Ruby Litchfield Scholarship for Performing Arts recipient Quentin Angus used his scholarship to complete a one year mentorship with three music mentors in New York as part of a program designed to bridge the gap between study and a professional career.

      The possibilities are endless…

    • Cabaret Fringe Festival 2015 – The Opening Night Gala

      Dates: 29 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
      Location: The German Club – Adelaide

      This year marks the 10th anniversary of an independent Cabaret Fringe Festival, and lovers of cabaret in all its genres are in for a special treat: the Opening Night Gala will be hosted by the stars of the famous Berlin Cabaret, Adelaide’s own underground cabaret cult sensation. So pull out your fishnets and your corset or your top hat & tails, and welcome the Opening Night Gala! Berlin Cabaret will begrudgingly invite the stars of today’s Cabaret Fringe to perform on their stage in a grand showcase… a taster… a teaser of what you will find on the Cabaret Fringe menu for 2015. It’s the perfect way to kick off your cabaret season!

      Tickets: All Tix $33.30, Group 4+ $28.30 For further information, please contact Tracey or Eugene on 08 8243 0001 or email

    • 2015 Southeast Asian Choreolab

      Dates: 30 May 2015 - 7 June 2015
      Location: Rimbun Dahun
      Applications Close: 31 December 2014
      Venue: Rimbun Dahan, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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      Emerging contemporary dance choreographers from Southeast Asia are invited to apply to attend an international facilitated choreographic laboratory at

      Rimbun Dahan, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 30 May to 7 June 2015.

      15 chosen choreographers will live, work and explore together in the arts community of Rimbun Dahan for 9 days, with supportive guidance from our international facilitator, Brussels-based German choreographer Arco Renz of Kobalt Works. Applicants should be citizens and residents of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea or East Timor.

      Successful applicants will receive free twin-share accommodation, all project activities, meals and airport transfer. Applicants must provide their own airfare and travel insurance.

    • Hawke Centre: Creative Learning Initiative

      Dates: 4 June 2015 - 4 June 2015
      Location: Allan Scott Auditorium
      Address: Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, 55 North Tce, Adelaide 5000
      Times: 6:00pm to 7:15pm 4 June 2015

      With the demand for innovation and creative thinkers at an all-time high, leaders in education are responding in interesting ways.
      Dr Hasty will examine how a systemic effort in Austin, Texas is changing the way Educators, Artists and the community are approaching instruction of young people.

      Using the Creative Learning Initiative as a model, Dr Hasty will detail some of the exciting impacts on students revealed in the research and share some of the unrealised hopes of the initiative.

      Dr Brent Hasty is the Executive Director of MINDPOP, a solutions-based organisation in Austin, Texas ensuring each and every child benefits from creative learning. Dr Hasty is also Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Texas in the College of Education.

      MINDPOP is the managing partner of the Creative Learning Initiative, an innovative citywide collaboration providing equitable access of the arts and creative learning through increased access to arts learning, professional development for teachers, campus planning and the integration of community-based arts organisations.

      More information

    • Dance Congress 2016 : CALL FOR PROPOSALS !

      Dates: 16 June 2015 - 16 June 2015
      Applications Close: 26TH MAY 2015



      Dance Congress 2016 will take place from 16 – 19 June 2016 in Hanover, Germany. In its meanwhile fourth edition, it established itself as an international forum for the discussion and presentation of dance, choreography and movement in theory and practice.

      How to welcome other practices, influences, ideas and cultures in our contemporaneity? Where are the boundaries and thresholds of our artistic, discursive and institutional hospitality? How do we work? How do we relate to our time? How can we say ‘we’?

      The Call for Proposals invites artists, theorists, students and all working in dance to take up a position on the concept of contemporaneity and apply with questions and issues, work projects and case studies from their respective practices. We explicitly welcome proposals from other artistic and theoretical disciplines.

      One of the thematic interests of Dance Congress 2016 is the discussion of different aspects of what we refer to as contemporary. Since the 20th Century, the idea of contemporaneity has arguably been accompanying the development of dance and choreography on an artistic-practical as much as theoretical level: as aesthetic, historical, political and societal position-fixing and a challenge to deal individually and collectively with the conditions and conditionality of our time. At the same moment, deep changes in the order of the world as much as developments from within the artistic practice call for redefining the idea of contemporaneity in theory, practice and education.

      Contemporaneity here is not primarily understood as an affirmative term. Much more it is an invitation and a responsibility to not reduce it to a dazzling, holed formula, but to set out for its re-examination in close dialogue with current developments.

      In terms of a critical dialogue and focussing on the process of knowledge production with and through dance, choreography and movement, the Call for Proposals addresses groups (2 and more persons). Individual submissions will not be considered.
      We explicitly invite contributions that critically reflect upon and/or in someway work to modify familiar conventions and formats.

      A selection of the submitted proposals shall be realized during Dance Congress 2016 in Hanover.

      The deadline is Tuesday, 26th May 2015
      Proposals in German or English should be sent to: 

      Feedback will be provided until end of June 2015.

    • Sydney Dance Company- Intensive Workshop 2015 (Sydney)

      Dates: 24 June 2015 - 26 June 2015
      Location: Sydney Dance Company Studios: Pier 4, 15 Hickson Road, Dawes Point NSW

      Tertiary/vocational dance students and recent graduates are invited to experience the daily life of a dancer in a professional company in these insightful and intensive workshops, led by Sydney Dance Company teachers and associates. Participants will be challenged through technique classes, creative tasks and learning company repertoire. Participation fee: $310 (incl GST)

      APPLY NOW: Applications close 17 April 2015.

    • #ArtsHub2015

      Dates: 26 June 2015 - 26 June 2015
      Location: Sydney

      Arts Hub 2015


    • WAAPA Music Theatre Audition Masterclass- Enrollments open

      Dates: 2 July 2015 - 12 September 2015

      WAAPA Music Theatre Audition Masterclass

      Western Australian Academy of Performing Art’s Masterclass will help demystify what can be a daunting process – the musical audition. Run by WAAPA’s Coordinator of Music Theatre, David King, and resident director, Crispin Taylor, this Masterclass will give you techniques to deal with the most challenging musical audition. The three-hour session includes mock auditions for singing, acting and dance and prepares auditionees for all challenges from cattle-call to callback. It is suitable for professional and amateur performers, teachers and prospective WAAPA students.

      Minimum age: 15 years

      Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm

      Cost: $180


      Aimed at young teenagers, this one-week workshop run by WAAPA’s Music Theatre staff concentrates on improving student skills in ensemble singing, song and dance, jazz, acting and improvisation techniques. The course culminates with a performance in front of family and friends.
      Minimum age: 14 years

      Dates: Monday 6 July – Friday 10 July 2014

      Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm daily

      Cost: $775

      Melbourne: Thursday 2 July

      Sydney: Friday 3 July

      Brisbane: Sunday 5 July

      Perth: Saturday 12 September


      Explore Short Course Coordinator

      Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

      2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia 6050

      (08) 9370 6323


      Explore website:

    • International Summer Program, ChenDu China

      Dates: 10 July 2015 - 24 July 2015
      Location: Chengdu, China

      2015 International Summer Arts Camp of Chengdu-China & Chengdu International Arts Festival for Youth

      Advanced Class/ Masterclass

      The advanced class has courses of the highest level for arts college students and high school students not only from China but also from all over the world. The courses, which focus on not only the latest theory and new concepts about the arts but also the practice, are taught by international famous artists and professors. We have prepared a great opportunity for every member of the summer arts camp to take theory into practice, as well as a big stage for Chinese students and students from other countries to share opinions about arts that bring happiness.

      Intermediate Class   

      The Intermediate Class is suitable for high school and middle school students who have learned the relative arts for many years and have some basic knowledge about them. They will have a nice trip when seeking advance in arts under the instruction of international artists and professors. These courses are focused on basic training which provides an opportunity for every learner to rehearse and perform at stage. In this class, everyone can participant fully and make friends with students and teachers from different countries, thus getting advance and happiness, as well as a nice and an unforgettable summer trip.

      Junior Class

      The Junior Class is suitable for beginners and students who have never learned arts before. We have students from at home and abroad to explain the profound theories and techniques in simple terms so that students can fully understand and learn arts happily. In this class, you can relax yourselves, embrace arts, enjoy and even participant in performances of different levels.


      Time: From July 10th, 2015 to August 10th, 2015.

      1st Section: July 10th, 2015 to July 24th, 2015

      2nd Section: July 26th, 2015 to August 10th, 2015

      Contact Information and Registration: 


    • La Pinale Workshops

      Dates: 18 July 2015 - 1 August 2015
      Location: La Pinale

      Dance for the time being: Situating Contemporary Dance through an examination of its provenance and heritage.

      This summer intensive will elaborate the structures and processes that informed post modernism in embodied performance practices. These workshops will explore the practice of dancing and the agency of the dancer in a choreographic elaboration of the unstable body.

      They will also introduce the participants to the aesthetic underpinnings of the ongoing performance project dance for the time being.

      These workshops are for professional dancers or recent dance graduates and participation is by invitation.

      Russell Dumas, Linda Sastradipradja, Jonathan Sinatra, David Huggins, Jennifer Way, Tom Rawe, Stuart Shugg and other guest teachers and artists associated with Dance Exchange Inc, will teach the workshops.

      Workshop will be conducted at La Pinale in the Dordogne (France). Check out the location on this web site.

      Arrival, Saturday 18th July 2015.     Departure, Saturday 1st August 2015

      The nearest rail station is Thiviers and then it is a half hour drive to La Pinale. (Taxi transfers can be arranged for about 20 euros.)

      Workshop: Sunday19th – Friday 31st July 2015 (with 25th and 26th as rest days)


      9am-10am individual studio time for warm up.

      10am -1pm Workshop 1

      1pm – 4pm Lunch and Siesta

      4pm – 6.30pm Workshop 2

      7pm -8pm Dinner

      11pm Lights out.

      Fee for this two-week workshop is 1100 Euros (This includes all food, accommodation and tuition.)

      Food is mostly vegetarian. Accommodation is in shared rooms, simple but adequate.

      If you are interested in attending, please send an expression of interest and CV to:


      We will advise all applicants by the end of March (or sooner if it fills up)

      Leanne Craig


      Ausdance National

      PO Box 45 Braddon ACT 2612

      Ph 02 6248 8992 (Mon-Wed, 9am-3.00pm)

    • Creative Workshop with Sydney Dance Company

      Dates: 11 August 2015 - 11 August 2015
      Times: Tues 11 August, 11am
      Cost: FREE
      Bookings: Numbers are limited so book early. Contact Robyn Callan 8216 8861 or

      Students will be guided through a warm up, a creative task and a selection of choreography from De Novo sharing the essence of what makes Sydney Dance Company’s choreography so distinct.

    • Hollywood Bound

      Dates: 4 September 2015 - 5 September 2015
      Location: Michael Murray Centre

      Hollywood Bound 2015

    • Program Applications now open for APAM 2016

      Dates: 22 February 2016 - 22 February 2016

      Applications are now open for the next Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) which will be held in Brisbane, Queensland 22-26 February 2016. Performing artists and arts organisations are invited to apply to present their latest productions or pitch works in development as part of the official APAM 2016 program.

      Applications are now available online here  and close midnight 1 July 2015 AEST.

      APAM is the leading international industry event for contemporary performing arts from Australia and New Zealand. APAM 2016 is presented by the Australia Council for the Arts in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse.

      For application information, roadshow dates and to subscribe to the APAM mailing list, visit: and connect on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram #APAM2016