Third Thursday Exchange
Thursday 15 June 2023: Social Impact with Milk Crate Theatre, led by Jodie Wainwright and Jessica Pantano.
Thursday 20 July 2023: Culture for Climate Study, with the Creative Arts Research Institute, Griffith University.
In August we’ll take a break as we prepare for the Australian Performing Arts Exchange, starting on 28 August 2023.
PAC Australia’s Third Thursday Exchange is a monthly online meeting for members to explore hot industry topics. Designed to keep members informed and connected on the latest trends, research and policy developments, each month the lunch-time discussions are lead by members or invited guests.
Members are invited to propose a topic for discussion or speaker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Catch up on previous Third Thursday Exchange content with the videos below.
The Art of Wellbeing program at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
Alison Pinder and Mark Labrow from Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, discuss the impact and evaluation of their Art of Wellbeing Program with Katherine Connor. They have kindly provided their Evaluation Summary for members, and you can view either the full Third Thursday Exchange session or their presentation recordings below.
Touring, presenting and finding audiences for First Nations work.
Merindah Donnelly and Kate Eltham from BlakDance discuss their recent experiences on the road with the work Silence, providing guidance and tips for working in this space.
The Artist / Presenter relationship.
Discussion about the Artist / Presenter relationship, showcasing different programs and examples from around Australia. Led by Bradley Rush – Redlands Performing Arts Centre with Anne-Marie Heath – The Art House, Fiona de Garis – Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre and Leland Kean – Merrigong Theatre Company.
Featuring ArtsPay and A New Approach.
Marc Goldenfein from ArtsPay discusses their merchant facility, specifically created to raise funds for the arts, and Kate Fielding, CEO of A New Approach shares her insights on the new national cultural policy Revive, as well as ANA’s three-year, national study of ‘middle’ Australia, with learnings and opportunities for members.
You can view a copy of ArtsPay’s presentation, including their contact details, here.
The Ethics of Arts Partnerships.
Regardless of your level of engagement with sponsorship or philanthropy, questions about the ethics of arts partnerships are filtering through all parts of the performing arts sector and will require all organisations to take a position. In this session, PAC Australia member Monica Kane and colleague Liesbeth Goedhart will share a framework specifically designed for arts organisations to assist in forming their position – or establishing your ‘red line’ that won’t be crossed when it comes to any kind of partnership.
Authors Monica Kane and Lisbeth Goedhart have kindly shared their PDF A Guide to Ethical Partnships for members download and use, and this Googledrive contains their Public Draft Ethics & Governance guide, research and links to online resources and media.
New Models: Membership Programs and Brisbane Powerhouse – new vision and programming strategy.
This exchange explores Membership Programs with Lucinda Bertram and Pauline Bagnall from Frankston Arts Centre and Amanda Shepherd from Theatre North, as well as hearing from Brad Spolding – Brisbane Powerhouse about their new vision and programming strategy. The exchange was held on Thursday, 17th November 2022.
PAC Australia’s policy priorities + National Touring Charter
An update on PAC Australia’s policy priorities, and member consultation for the new National Touring Charter. This meeting was held on Thursday, 21st July 2022.
Sustainable careers for artists and arts managers
New approaches to supporting sustainable careers for artists and arts managers, with Dr Kate Power, University of Queensland’s School of Business and Mik Auckland from HOTA. This meeting was held on Thursday, 16th June 2022.
Deakin University’s Audience Diversification project
An update and briefing for members on Deakin University’s Audience Diversification project, with Anne Kershaw and Abbie Trott (Deakin University) and Shayne Price (Whitehorse City Council and PAC Australia board member). This meeting was held on Thursday, 21st April 2022.
APAX 2022 + Commissioning + Local Giants
A new model for APAX 2022; the commissioning process and Local Giants update with Marion Potts and the Performing Lines team. This meeting was held on Thursday, 17th March 2022.
Federal Election priorities + Benchmarking
PAC Australia’s Federal Election priorities and a benchmarking study. This meeting was held on Thursday, 17th February 2022.
New terrains of working with COVID-19
A discussion between members about the latest emerging issues of operating with COVID, and particulary the Omicron wave – how organisations are coping with newer terrains of staff and supply chain issues due to confirmed COVID, shifting policies and potential postponements, and the intersection of presenters and producers with the updated COVID Safe Touring Guidelines.
Leading the conversation: Peter Ross (Entertainment Venues Tamworth), Guiliana Bonel (Brisbane Powerhouse), Andrew Threlfall (CDP Theatre Producers) and Kerri Glasscock (Sydney Fringe and Venue 505). This meeting was held on Thursday, 20th January 2022.
Playing Australia and Digital Presenting Pilot (Australian Digital Concert Hall)
Members are joined by Hannah Torrance and Andy Donovan from the Australia Council to review the changes to Playing Australia guidelines, and Chris Howlett and Adele Schoenhardt from the Australian Digital Concert Hall to discuss what’s next for presenters who wish to take part in the Digital Presenting Pilot program. This meeting was held on Thursday, 16th December 2022.
National Presenter Update
This session is an opportunity for all members to hear from states who are currently operating or re-opening with COVID in the community – how re-opening is tracking, what was unexpected, what you will need to consider that public health orders don’t articulate, etc.
Last year, we were all navigating the unknown terrain of re-opening and re-establishing COVID-safe operations – this year, members in COVID-free states have the opportunity to learn from those who are already doing it, and states with COVID in the community can hear from others facing the same experiences. This meeting was held on Thursday, 18th November 2022.