Performing Arts Exchange

PAC Australia’s 33rd Conference and National Performing Arts Exchange.

26-27 August 2019, Sunshine Coast, Caloundra, Queensland Australia


We can’t wait to see you on the Sunshine Coast, at this year’s Performing Arts Exchange and Conference REAP: More. Deeper. Different.


Registrations for this years Conference have closed. If you are unable to join us on the Sunshine Coast be sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up with all the happenings.

View the full 2019 PAX Program here


   2019 Conference + PAX Brochure

   Quick view Program 

   Registration Fees – PAC Australia Members 

   Registration Fees – Non-Members 


New in 2019 – FIRST BASE


Never been to a market before, let alone pitched at one? How do you start building relationships and promote your work? We’ll get you to first base.

Matching you with a seasoned presenter, during FIRST BASE you’ll throw your first pitch to a receptive presenter who will give you feedback, provide tips for pitching on a larger platform, give you some helpful suggestions on how to move your work forward and suggest other presenters for you to connect with at PAX.

Getting you to first base is all about setting you up for success as a pitching producer.

Read more and apply for FIRST BASE.



One event that presents over 50 of the best creative projects on offer from across Australia.

The Performing Arts Exchange (PAX) is PAC Australia’s flagship networking and development event. It’s a face-to-face networking event which brings together producers, programmers and presenters from across the country to create and maximise touring opportunities and build relationships.

          “Whether pitching or simply as a delegate,

           more happens in the moments between scheduled

           events than could ever happen without being in the room…”  [2017 delegate]


In 2019, PAX continues to focus on relationship building as much as pitching productions. Producers should expect to spend more time engaging with presenters beyond pitching opportunities, through structured networking sessions, our “Hooked Up” program that matches you with presenters, dedicated space for meetings as well as social events designed to facilitate dialogue between producers and presenters.


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“PAX provides a unique and invaluable service in bringing producers and presenters together so that outstanding live performance can travel to audiences around the country, especially to regional Australia. The connections formed at PAX provide ultimately lead to national tours, supporting bringing outstanding live performance to regional and remote audiences around Australia. The results that can be achieved through face to face meetings are invaluable and through this latest conference APACA have proved that the live performing arts industry nationally is all the richer for the Performing Arts Exchange.”

[Chris Bendall: Critical Stages]


PAX is an essential marketplace for presenters, programmers, producers and artists. It enables Australian performing artists to bring their work (new and existing) to the attention of presenters from around the country, build relationships, foster potential collaborations and create and maximise touring opportunities. This year’s PAX was the most significant gathering of the national performing arts industry and by any measure an outstanding industry event.”

[Jodi Glass: Slingsby Theatre]


“As the premier national event for performing arts centres, PAX provided invaluable networking and introduction opportunities, with members of almost all performing arts venues in attendance as well as a very significant representation of performing arts organisations, producers and performing artists from across Australia.”

[Raina Savage: Griffith Regional Theatre]


Whether it’s to buy work, find creative or presenting partners or build your network, this is the place to be.

Thank you to our 2019 partners without whom the Conference and Performing Arts Exchange would not be possible