The Ninth Wave by The Farm and Co3 Contemporary Dance. Photo by Jess Wyld.

Festival of Outback Opera

Festival of Outback Opera by Opera Queensland. Photo by Glenn Hunt.

Auto Cannibal

Auto Cannibal by Australasian Dance Collective and Beijing Dance LDTX,
Choreographed by Stephanie Lake. Photo by Jade Ellis.


Zoom by Patch Theatre. Photo by Matt Byrne.

Trash Talk

Trash Talk by The Strangeways Ensemble. Courtesy of Merrigong Theatre Company.

So long suckers 2

So Long Suckers by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company. Photo by Simon Pynt.

Curious Legends

Curious Legends

Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theatre. Photo by Prudence Upton.


Whoosh by Sensorium Theatre. Photo by Peter Foster.

River Linked Live Virtual Concert

River Linked Live Virtual Concert. Photo by Abram Rasmussen Photography.

HOTA Home of the Arts

HOTA Home of the Arts. Courtesy of venue.

The Butch is Back

The Butch is Back by Reuben Kaye. Photo by Rebekah Ryan.

2023 Impact Award Nominations are open

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The PAC Australia Impact Awards celebrate excellence in performing arts leadership, new thinking and best practice, with a focus on lasting impact in communities.

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Awards.

PAC Australia Members are invited to nominate an individual, organisation, or project that deserves recognition for their contribution to the performing arts industry. The criteria for the Impact Awards are intentionally broad to reflect the complexity and diversity of our ever-evolving industry. However, we encourage Members to consider the following award categories

  • The Performing Arts Centre or Presenter of the Year Impact Award
  • The Innovator Impact Award
  • The Impact Awards – General Category

PAC Australia Members can nominate themselves, a fellow member, a non-member, or team up with another organisation to submit a joint nomination for any of the above awards. The Wendy Blacklock Industry Legend Award, the highest achievement in the Awards, is determined by the PAC Australia board.

Award nominations must close 30 June 2023.

Review the Impact Awards guidelines and check out last year’s Award winners.

The 2023 Impact Awards will be presented in Cairns on Wednesday 30 August as part of the Australian Performing Arts Exchange (APAX).