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New Presenter Training Program Launched

The role of the Presenter has become one of the most important cogs in the performing arts continuum, bringing together touring artists, producers, audiences and communities. Arts presenters negotiate best outcomes for a diverse range of stakeholders, are accountable to their employer (usually local government)...

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31 May
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New RISE funding guidelines released

The updated RISE guidelines for the expanded fund have been released and are now available via: https://www.grants.gov.au/Fo/Show?FoUuid=C6D82B30-A197-6E0D-6E2A-805DFF9D1230 PAC Australia were invited to review the guidelines prior to their formalisation, and we’re pleased to confirm that eligibility for the fund now explicitly includes local government or local...

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24 May
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APAX 2021 Registrations are now open

With options to attend both in person and online, APAX 2021 opens up access to delegates across Australia and internationally through our new digital platform. We know there's work to be done before our sector can confidently claim to be passed the pandemic, but for one week...

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24 May
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$135m federal arts funding announced

The Morrison Government will inject an additional $135 million to support thousands of jobs in the arts and entertainment sector, as it continues to come back from the impacts of COVID-19, including a $125m top up to the RISE fund. Read the full media release here. ...

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25 March
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APAX 2021 Applications Now Open!

Applications to present at APAX 2021 our now open! In 2021 we will be blending our in-person event at NIDA, Sydney with an online program, providing presenters and delegates greater access opportunities. Find full information on the application process and apply now via the APAX website....

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25 March
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RISE Fund Batch One Recipients Announced

The recipients of batch one of the Federal Government's Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund have been announced. PAC Australia warmly congratulates all members who received, or will be a beneficiary of, this program. The full list of recipients and project details are available here....

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23 December
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*New Touring Advisory Group announced

  PAC Australia and Regional Arts Australia partner on new Touring Advisory Group PAC Australia and Regional Arts Australia are pleased to announce the formation of the Touring Advisory Group (TAG) which the two organisations will co-convene. Both organisations have previously independently convened similar groups (Regional Arts...

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15 December
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We’re hiring!

PAC Australia is on the hunt for our new Programs Manager. A highly visible position within a national peak organisation. Connection to a broad range of national (and increasingly international) presenting and producing contacts. Remote working conditions considered.   Performing Arts Connections Australia (PAC Australia) is...

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11 November
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2020-21 Federal Budget Announced

Our thanks to LPA for the below information and concise summary.   The Federal Government handed down the 2020-21 Budget on 6 October 2020. An underlying cash deficit of $213.7 billion is forecast in 2020-21 (11% of GDP) and will reduce to a forecast deficit of $66.9 billion...

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07 October