The Ninth Wave by The Farm and Co3 Contemporary Dance. Photo by Jess Wyld.
Festival of Outback Opera by Opera Queensland. Photo by Glenn Hunt.
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 by The Strangeways Ensemble. Courtesy of Merrigong Theatre Company.
So Long Suckers by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company. Photo by Simon Pynt.
Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theatre. Photo by Prudence Upton.
Whoosh by Sensorium Theatre. Photo by Peter Foster.
River Linked Live Virtual Concert. Photo by Abram Rasmussen Photography.
HOTA Home of the Arts. Courtesy of venue.
The Butch is Back by Reuben Kaye. Photo by Rebekah Ryan.
The national voice for performing arts presenting
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 a 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
- 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.
Download our brochure for more information on the benefits of being a PAC member.
PAC Australia is the heart of the performing arts industry. It’s like our brains trust. The organisation has its finger on the pulse, connecting arts works, arts makers and policy makers to ensure the vibrancy and viability of the sector.
Linda Christof, Manager – Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre
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 Australian Performing Arts Exchange [APAX] and receive a significant discount (up to $400) on registration. The week-long national event provides relevant and topical professional development, critical debate as well as unequalled networking opportunities, alongside a two-day arts market program.
- 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.
Please click below for more information and to calculate your membership fee.
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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.