Third Thursday Exchange

Next Meeting: To be confirmed.

Thursday, 21st July 2022

An update on PAC Australia’s policy priorities, and member consultation for the new National Touring Charter.

Thursday, 16th June 2022

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.

Thursday, 21st April 2022

Deakin University’s Audience Diversification project – an update and briefing for members, with Anne Kershaw and Abbie Trott (Deakin University) and Shayne Price (Whitehorse City Council and PAC Australia board member).

Thursday, 17th March 2022

A new model for APAX 2022; the commissioning process and Local Giants update with Marion Potts and the Performing Lines team.

Thursday, 17th February 2022

PAC Australia’s Federal Election priorities and a benchmarking study.

Thursday, 20th January 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).

Thursday, 16th December 2021

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.

Thursday, 18th November 2021

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.