Presenter Training Program (PTP)


Applications for PAC Australia’s Presenter Training Program 2022 have now closed. 

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) and need to ensure accessibility, equity and high quality outcomes.

PAC Australia’s Presenter Training Program unpacks the unique challenges faced by arts presenters, while developing skills to enhance success and add value to audiences, stakeholders and community. The content of the PTP is aimed at Presenters new to the role or those seeking a greater understanding of how to develop this role. It’s also great succession planning for your organisation to send your 2IC!

The PTP cohort is limited to 20 participants to ensure the learning and exchange will effectively build personal skills capacities and help to build a peer network.

The Presenter Training Program will be delivered in two parts:

1. Eleven fortnightly 2.5 hour online sessions starting in May, 2022

2. A full day intensive on Monday 5 September, 2022 (in conjunction with APAX 2022). While in-person attendance in Sydney is preferred, we understand that may not be possible for everyone and arrangements may be made to participate online as needed.

When applying for the Presenting Training Program you will be asked to confirm that you can be available for all sessions, including the full day intensive.

View the PTP program.

Program Cost: $895 inc GST (member rate) or $1,300 inc GST (non-member rate).

Our thanks to PAC Australia member Greg Hordacre, who has been instrumental in the development of program content for the PTP.

*NEW IN 2022 – We’ll be asking participants to bring a particular project of desired output to the program to develop it into a tangible outcome alongside the broader learning opportunities available in the program. You won’t need to identify this project or outcome as part of your application, however we would recommend discussing this with your manager prior to the program commencing, so you are prepared to discuss it with the cohort from the first session.

Examples may include:

– Developing a programming policy

– Writing a business case for expanded investment in programming

– Increasing engagement with local First Nations communities

– Developing an Access Plan

– Establishing a community-based advisory group

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