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Coronavirus (COVID-19) industry resources

To support Australian performing arts organisations in handling the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, PAC Australia has collated some useful resources and guides for your reference. This information contains advice and practical steps you can take to manage current and potential consequences of the outbreak for your organisation,...

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11 March
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Announcement: Our new Executive Director

Ms Helen O’Neil, President, Performing Arts Connections (PAC) Australia, today announced that Katherine Connor has been appointed as the organisation’s new Executive Director.   Announcing Ms Connor’s appointment, Ms O’Neil said, “Katherine is a strong, creative leader with a clear vision for the future of the performing arts...

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03 March
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PAC Australia – Position Vacant

PAC Australia is on the hunt for a new E.D. This person will head up a fast-paced, ambitious and small, committed team that achieves outstanding outcomes - an individual who can apply themselves practically and strategically. The role requires a champion for cultural advocacy. Someone with...

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13 February
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PAC Australia to Farewell ED

Ms Helen O’Neil, President, Performing Arts Connections Australia, today announced that Executive Director Mr Rick Heath, will leave in February 2020 to take up the role of Executive Director at Black Swan State Theatre Company. Ms O’Neil said, “The Board thanks Rick for his service to PAC Australia...

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13 February
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PAC Australia ANNOUNCES NEW-LOOK 2020 NATIONAL PLATFORM

  Over the past five years PAC Australia’s Performing Arts Exchange, or PAX, has been held in conjunction with our much-loved national performing arts conference (held annually since 1987). Over that time, we’ve seen unprecedented growth in the need for a relationship based, face-to-face gathering that connects...

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20 December
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Key Dates 2020 is here!

We know it's hard to keep track of the various amazing arts markets, festivals, seminars, symposiums and conferences on offer in Australia and overseas each year, and that's why we like to help out by creating our Key Dates document. Our 2020 edition is now available,...

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13 December
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MCM Communique

  The outcomes from the Meeting of Cultural Ministers on Friday 11 October have been released. The Major Performing Arts framework will be replaced with a new National Performing Arts Partnership framework. We welcome the increased contestability of MPA funds and congratulate CIRCA as a new MPA company. We...

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11 October
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2019 Drover Award Winners

  WINNERS OF THE 2019 DROVER AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE FIELD OF PERFORMING ARTS TOURING Winners of the 2019 Drover Awards were announced on Thursday 29 August at the Sunshine Coast’s Aussieworld at the closing celebration of the 33rd annual PAC Australia conference, REAP: More. Deeper....

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30 August
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2019 Drover Award Finalists

PAC Australia's Drover Awards recognise excellence in the field of performing arts touring. We acknowledge the companies that are committed to delivering performances to the millions of audiences in communities across Australia. The Drover Awards recognise not only the operational commitment required, but the artistic determination...

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31 July