The Ninth Wave by The Farm and Co3 Contemporary Dance. Photo by Jess Wyld.
Festival of Outback Opera by Opera Queensland. Photo by Glenn Hunt.
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 by The Strangeways Ensemble. Courtesy of Merrigong Theatre Company.
So Long Suckers by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company. Photo by Simon Pynt.
Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theatre. Photo by Prudence Upton.
Whoosh by Sensorium Theatre. Photo by Peter Foster.
River Linked Live Virtual Concert. Photo by Abram Rasmussen Photography.
HOTA Home of the Arts. Courtesy of venue.
The Butch is Back by Reuben Kaye. Photo by Rebekah Ryan.
Perth 2024 ISPA Congress Registrations are now open
The International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) mid-year Congress will be hosted by PAC Australia in Perth from 30 April to 3 May 2024. The event will spotlight Australian performance work and artists and share the unique culture of Perth and Australia on the international stage.
The ISPA Congress is held twice a year, with one congress in New York and a second in a selected location across the globe. The congresses bring together over 500 leaders from more than 50 regions globally each year to discover the next great idea, and strengthen relationships, fostering connection and exchange. Delegates are presenters, festivals, producing companies, artist managers, consultants, government and cultural leaders. The congress programming is geared towards both established and emerging leaders in different genres and disciplines within the performing arts.
Opportunities – how to get involved
There are a number of opportunities for Australian artists, producers and performance-makers to engage with and present at the Perth 2024 ISPA Congress.
Make sure you’re subscribed to the PAC Australia e-newsletter to be the first to hear any updates and application callouts related to these opportunities.
Pitch New Works
Pitch New Works is an internationally competitive marketplace opportunity with ten spots available to pitch to the global delegation.
Perth 2024 ISPA Congress Pitch New Works applications will open in mid-January 2024 and close in mid-February. This process is run directly by ISPA—visit ISPA’s Pitch New Works page for more information. Please note the timeline currently on this page is relevant to the New York 2024 ISPA Congress.
The Perth 2024 ISPA Congress features a brilliant program of Australian productions, from dance to theatre, from the intimate to the epic. Full details will be released early in 2024.
Specifically for Western Australia-based artists, producers or makers, the WA Showcases are a small number of special slots in our program for you to present an excerpt of your work, 10-30 minutes in duration.
EOIs are now open and close 11.59pm AWST on 31 January, 2024.
You can view and complete the EOI form here.
ProEx – Professional Exchange
ProEx is an informal networking session and marketplace open to anyone. It immediately follows the Pitch New Works sessions and features participants from the program as well as participants joining ProEx independently.
ProEx is a free optional extra offered as part of your Perth ISPA Congress registration form. Places are limited so we recommend registering for the Perth ISPA Congress and securing your ProEx table early. Registrations will open in mid-February 2024.
Advance Program – Anthony Field Academy
An intensive arts administration program dedicated to developing the next generation of bold and bright minds, the Anthony Field Academy (AFA) invites open-access EOIs from local emerging leaders to attend an intimate two-day intensive at The Blue Room Theatre.
Western Australian participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from the international AFA cohort and other guest facilitators. Visit the ISPA website for more information on the Anthony Field Academy and stay tuned for updates on EOIs and program details.
Advance Program – Advisory Board for the Arts session – Driving Attendance
PAC Australia’s new partnership with the Advisory Board for the Arts will deliver the findings of the first of two major projects, Driving Attendance, at a symposium immediately prior to the Perth 2024 ISPA Congress. The symposium will be delivered on Tuesday, 30 April and registrations to attend will open in February.
Driving Attendance is a new marketing survey exploring the factors that are actually leading to higher ticket sales; it will help you understand the marketing behaviours and tactics most likely to drive greater sales from both new and existing audiences.
Accommodation – special delegate offers
We are pleased to be able to offer the below special accommodation rates to Perth ISPA Congress delegates thanks to our generous local hotel partners.
Please find details below on booking with each location and feel free to be in touch directly with each provider should you have any queries about their facilities.
You can also be in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about these hotels or accessing the discounted rates.
Novotel Perth Murray Street
388 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000
Novotel Perth Murray Street is a new 4.5 star hotel in the CBD offering beautiful contemporary rooms, modern Asian dining and world-class recreation facilities. Enjoy buffet breakfast at the restaurant and bar, make use of the gym facilities, or relax by the outdoor swimming pool during your down time.
This hotel is a short 5-10 minute walk from any of our Perth ISPA Congress venues.
To view available rates or to book, click here.
InterContinental Perth City Centre
815 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000
Escape into the private luxury of your glamorous hotel accommodation as you embark on a memorable stay in the very heart of Perth City. The InterContinental Perth features two dining venues, 24-hour concierge and room service, luxury amenities and free Wi-Fi.
This hotel is located next door to one of our main Perth ISPA Congress venues, and a 5-10 minute walk from others.
You can view full details of this delegate offer by downloading a brief flyer here.
ISPA delegates are offered a dynamic discounted rate dependant on demand, room type and how early you book, averaging 5-10% off the best available rate. To view delegate rates and book, use this link to the InterContinental Perth website.
133 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000
A designer oasis welcomes you to the golden edge of possibility.
Our QT Perth hotel rooms bring boutique to its very best. A level of style and luxury to delight. Divine eats and drinks at any one of the Santini Bar or Santini Grill, the QT Café or the stunning Rooftop at QT. And an unforgettable, curated sense of art deco style unique to every QT hotel. Come lie right back on the edge of the extraordinary at QT Perth.
QT Perth is a 10-minute walk from all Perth ISPA Congress venues.
Delegate offer – 15% off Best Available Rate. Book early, this offer is valid until March 27, 2024.
For full details and to book, visit this page on the QT website.