APAX 2021 – Registrations are now open.
APAX 6-10 September 2021, NIDA Sydney
APAX is the most significant annual gathering of performing arts professionals in Australia, providing the connections, professional development and opportunities that deliver the performing arts across the country.
And we’re getting into the “thrive mindset”.
Find out more about the arts market and professional development program on our newly launched APAX online platform.
There are generous Early Bird rates until 30th July and members receive additional discounts on their registration.
Whether you are joining us in person at NIDA on online via our new digital platform, we can’t wait to back together again, and welcome you to THRIVE.
2021 CURATORIAL PANEL
PAC Australia gratefully acknowledges and values the commitment of our curatorial panel members, who volunteer their time to review applications and support the market selection and programming process. On behalf of the PAC Australia board and staff, and the wider sector, we thank our curatorial panel members for their efforts and support.
Panel members should not be directly contacted, lobbied or harassed. They are also bound by confidentiality to not disclose the discussion around any applications – if you would like to request feedback, you can direct your request (and any other enquiries) to admin[@]paca.org.au.
Don Hopkins – Program and Operations Manager, Theatre Royal
Felicity Green – Director, Araluen Cultural Precinct
Fiona de Garis – Executive Director, Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Gill Hugonnet – Head of Programming and Presenter Services, Canberra Theatre Centre
Kerri Glasscock – Festival Director and CEO, Sydney Fringe
Michelle Pearce – Performing Arts and Venues Manager, Orange Civic Theatre
Penny Watts – Program Manager, Merrigong Theatre Company
Robin Batt – Head of Programming, Bunjil Place
Stephen Henderson – Coordinator Creative Spaces, Bendigo Venues & Events
Tammy Ryan – Head of Programming, Frankston Arts Centre
Observer: Louise Gallagher, CEO, PANNZ (Performing Arts Network NZ)
Arts Market applications open | Monday 22nd March
Arts Market Application Information session | Wednesday 7th April 1pm AEST – Watch the session recording
Arts Market applications close | Wednesday 21st April 11.59pm AEST
Registrations Open | Monday 24th May
Offers to present commence | Monday 31st May
APAX Market program announced | Thursday 17th June
Final Day for Early Bird Registrations | Friday 30th July
Presenting at APAX Webinar | TBC
Australian Performing Arts Exchange | Monday 6th – Friday 10th September
In 2021, PAC Australia’s annual national networking and development event, the Australian Performing Arts Exchange (APAX), will be a hybrid event on 6-10th September, with options to attend in-person at NIDA, Sydney or online via our new digital platform.
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PREVIOUS PAX – 2019
In 2019, PAX continued to focus on relationship building as much as pitching productions. Producers spent more time engaging with presenters beyond pitching opportunities, through structured networking sessions, our “First Base” program that matches you with presenters, dedicated space for meetings as well as social events designed to facilitate authentic dialogue between producers and presenters.
Our program of pitches, showcases and full-length presentation is curated through an independent industry panel of producers and presenters.
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