Is it Right For Me?
PAC Australia members include presenters, producers, funding bodies, peak bodies and service organisations. If you have a professional interest in the performing arts in Australia, PAC Australia is for you. PAC Australia has a focus on the business of presenting. We represent an holistic approach that encompasses the full gamut of activity that presenting involves – research and development, host to performances, marketing and audience development, access and community engagement and curated programming and producing.
We welcome new members including presenters, festivals, producers, agents, consultants, service organisations and government bodies.
Benefits of Membership
In addition to helping transform the Australian performing arts sector, your membership provides:
~ Access to skills, knowledge and the confidence to improve individual and organisation practice and advocacy.
~ Strong connections in a national network.
~ Direct access to programmers and programming opportunities.
~ Support from a respected and valued authority, with a robust and digestible performing arts sector and knowledge base.
~ The ability to influence the influencers.
Please click below to download our brochure for more information on the benefits of being a PAC member.
Some of the specific advantages to being a PAC Australia member:
~ Got a question or got a problem? Ask your colleagues via the private members online discussion group. Get support and information from colleagues who have the collective knowledge of hundreds of years of experience in the performing arts.
~Want to have a private conversation with a colleague or email a member about a show? Our membership directory is free of charge for members (normally $220) in a format (Excel/CSV) that can be imported to most databases and contact list applications. Find contact details for marketing and technical staff as well as organisation and venue managers.
~Your voice at a national level. Make a difference and help create policy at a national level.
~Profile your organisation through the PAC Australia website.
~ Get access to professional development at the annual PAC Australia Conference and Performing Arts Exchange and receive a significant discount (up to $400). The national conference provides relevant and topical professional development, critical debate as well as unequalled networking opportunities.
~ Benchmark your organisation’s operations, salaries and venue charges using PAC Australia’s Venue Charges & Salaries Report as well as the Economic Activity Report which are free for venue members and significantly discounted for other members.
~ Stay on top of benchmark codes and best practice guides in regard to industry issues such as touring and workplace health and safety.
~ Leave the submission writing to PAC Australia – we advocate to government on behalf of members on a range of important industry issues. We also maintain relationships with national performing arts networks and other relevant bodies to participate in strategic planning for industry improvement.
Membership Types and Fees
There are three categories of PAC Australia membership:
~ Presenters / Venues / Festivals / Service Organisations / Government
~ Producers / Tour Producers
~ Affiliates * – consultants or providers whose central business is not the direct creation or promotion of the performing arts but who provide support services to other member organisations e.g. architects, venue planners and business consultants.
If you are contemplating joining (or re-joining) PAC Australia and your organisation’s turnover is less than $1M, you could be eligible to receive a 50% discount in the first year.
In 2018 PAC Australia introduced a more equitable and accessible fee structure for our members.
Please click below for more information and to calculate your membership fee.
Ready to join?
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*Tier One Affiliate members are sole traders or organisations with less than 3 FTE employees. Tier Two Affiliate members are organisations with more than 3 FTE employees.