The Ninth Wave by The Farm and Co3 Contemporary Dance. Photo by Jess Wyld.

Festival of Outback Opera

Festival of Outback Opera by Opera Queensland. Photo by Glenn Hunt.

Auto Cannibal

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

Trash Talk by The Strangeways Ensemble. Courtesy of Merrigong Theatre Company.

So long suckers 2

So Long Suckers by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company. Photo by Simon Pynt.

Curious Legends

Curious Legends

Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theatre. Photo by Prudence Upton.


Whoosh by Sensorium Theatre. Photo by Peter Foster.

River Linked Live Virtual Concert

River Linked Live Virtual Concert. Photo by Abram Rasmussen Photography.

HOTA Home of the Arts

HOTA Home of the Arts. Courtesy of venue.

The Butch is Back

The Butch is Back by Reuben Kaye. Photo by Rebekah Ryan.

APAX 2020: Sessions on Demand

Below, you can view some key program sessions from the 2020 Australian Performing Arts Exchange.

With strong foresight and sincere intentionality, Performing Lines WA are leading the way in realising a diverse and representative arts sector. In this session, PLWA Producer Zainab Syed shares the experience of producing the cross-cultural collaboration Layla Majnun – one of the most world’s most widely known and celebrated stories, but one which has rarely been told on Australian stages – and discusses what this has meant for increasing participation and developing new audiences.

Presented by Zainab Syed and Lena Nahlous.

Explore the art of relevance – or, how your work can resonate more in your community. It’s one thing to understand the value of the performing arts, it’s another to practically implement more effective experiences that builds social capital and increases the value of your organisation.

Presented by Nina Simon, Spacemaker & CEO, OF/BY/FOR ALL.

Part marketer, consumer psychologist and futurist, Adam Williams’ bespoke presentations focus on the key challenges of audiences, and provides research-based, actionable insights into overcoming those barriers.
Presented by Adam Williams. 

Globally, arts centre managers and presenters are united in a common belief in the value of the arts, but the reality is that in the short to medium term, COVID-19 may change every aspect of the way we work. But it hasn’t changed the “why”. While no-one is sure of the right answers at the moment, come and share the right questions.

Presented by Fiona Allan | Artistic Director & Chief Executive, Birmingham Hippodrome.