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PowerPAC addresses the desire (and need) within communities to be more connected, build practical skills and nurture and create performance projects in regional areas. An updated PowerPAC guide and workshops are now available for 2019.

The purpose of PowerPAC is to:

  • Provide venue owners with a greater understanding of creative processes, how to better support their programmers, performing arts managers and creative producers, and the added value this can bring to community and audience development.
  • Assist performing arts centre managers, programmers and in-house producers to develop local theatre artists and produce work more effectively in their venues.
  • Develop confidence for co-commissioning and co-producing with other venues and artists beyond their communities.
  • Provide pathways for collaboration between artists/producers, local government and performing arts centres.

THE GUIDE

The updated PowerPAC guide has arrived. You can download your free copy here:

WORKSHOPS

Contact us for more information on bringing the workshop to your community or download the brochure below.

 Australia / New Zealand

“As a newcomer to the theatre world, I found the PowerPAC session stimulating as well as informative. It provided me with the tools to explore potential partnerships in my community which would benefit both artists and audiences – not to mention our theatre!” – Manager, Community and Cultural Development

“Insightful, creative and nurturing! Such a great day of getting to know and engaging with other creatives. I cam away from this workshop feeling empowered and supported in the knowledge that we are not alone, there are people out there who want to connect and help.” – Valli Pappini, Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton

“A well-presented, compact and engaging workshop, that made you think outside the box and even get out of your comfort zone… Regional cities need more of these workshops as it enabled people in the industry to come together and start many conversations.” – Joanne Panter, City of Greater Geraldton

“PowerPAC at its heart is a program that helps link artists, producers and government together. In a regional community, it’s essential to help jump-start an enterprising arts sector, as well as find opportunities in the blind spots of local government and the arts community.” – Julian Canny, Director of Euphorium Creative, Regional Independent Arts Producer

“It created a space for local government, creative and community minded people to re-engage with what’s possible.” – Workshop attendee

“Our glass is now half full, not half empty – that’s how we felt after leaving the workshop.” – Workshop attendee

PowerPAC is possible thanks to:

PAC Australia acknowledges the work of James Buick of Artfect Consulting in undertaking the research involved in the project and writing the original guide (2012). We are also thankful for the work of Lyn Wallis formerly of the Australia Council for the Arts for initiating the project in 2012, the Australia Council itself for funding the original project and Luke Harriman for his assistance in updating the 2018 edition.

The redeveloped 2018 PowerPAC guide and workshops undertaken throughout Western Australia are thanks to CircuitWest as part of WA’s Creative Regions program, an investment of $24m by government, managed through the West Australian Deptartment of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the Deptartment of Primary Industry and Regional Development.