the-Ninth-Wave

The Ninth Wave by The Farm and Co3 Contemporary Dance. Photo by Jess Wyld.

Festival of Outback Opera

Festival of Outback Opera by Opera Queensland. Photo by Glenn Hunt.

Auto Cannibal

Auto Cannibal by Australasian Dance Collective and Beijing Dance LDTX,
Choreographed by Stephanie Lake. Photo by Jade Ellis.

Zoom

Zoom by Patch Theatre. Photo by Matt Byrne.

Trash Talk

Trash Talk by The Strangeways Ensemble. Courtesy of Merrigong Theatre Company.

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So Long Suckers by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company. Photo by Simon Pynt.

Curious Legends

Curious Legends

Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theatre. Photo by Prudence Upton.

Whoosh

Whoosh by Sensorium Theatre. Photo by Peter Foster.

River Linked Live Virtual Concert

River Linked Live Virtual Concert. Photo by Abram Rasmussen Photography.

HOTA Home of the Arts

HOTA Home of the Arts. Courtesy of venue.

The Butch is Back

The Butch is Back by Reuben Kaye. Photo by Rebekah Ryan.

Presenter Training Program

 

What is this program

The Presenter Training Program offers a unique training, professional development and networking opportunity.

The program shares current programming, community engagement, marketing and team-management thinking, and clarifies the unique and vital role presenters play in the performing arts eco-system. The process is designed to develop a strong cohort of participants that maintain a network of learning and support for each other outside of the program.

Who is it for

This course is relevant for Local Government or independent organisation staff who program artistic experiences in their community, either within a venue or festival setting, and want to gain a greater understanding of the vital role of the presenting organisation in their community.

It is appropriate for staff who are new to their presenting role or work under a manager and want to learn more about the presenting landscape and gain professional development or are looking to step up into a management role, to aid succession planning.

This course offers insight and strategies for presenters new to their role and are yet to develop a knowledge base and/or the expertise to operate in a manner that is confident, independent and autonomous.

The program offers space for approximately 14-16 participants each round to support a collegiate approach to learning and develop a strong network. Where space permits, we encourage multiple people from one organisation attend this course to support learning and development outside of the sessions.

Eligibility

This program has been designed for participants who program and run venues or festivals within their community. This may be from a local council or independent framework.

 

South Australian Presenters, please note the Michael Treasure Placement opportunity, detailed below in the fees section.

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Time Commitment

This program will run twice across 2024. Both courses consist of eight fortnightly 2-hour online sessions across 4 months, held during business hours, and one in-person intensive at APAX.

Successful applicants are expected to attend all online sessions and ideally the in-person intensive. Online options will be provided for the in-person events should it be required.

Additionally, participants in this program will be expected to supply a short report at the end of the course outlining their learnings and how they will implement them within their organisation.

Course Dates

Course 1

Wednesday, 15 May 2024

Session 1 (online)

11am-2pm AEST

Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Session 2 (online)

11am-1pm AEST

Wednesday, 12 June 2024

Session 3 (online)

11am-1pm AEST

Wednesday, 26 June 2024

Session 4 (online)

11am-1pm AEST

Wednesday, 10 July 2024

Session 5 (online)

11am-1pm AEST

Wednesday, 24 July 2024

Session 6 (online)

11am-1pm AEST

Wednesday, 7 August 2024

Session 7 (online)

11am-1pm AEST

Monday, 19 August 2024

Session 8 – In Person (APAX)

Full day

Wednesday, 11 September 2024

Session 9 (online)

1:30pm – 3:30pm AEST

 

Course 2

Wednesday, 3 July 2024

Session 1 (online)

11am-2pm AEST

Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Session 2 (online)

11am-1pm AEST

Wednesday, 31 July 2024

Session 3 (online)

11am-1pm AEST

Monday, 19 August 2024

Session 4 – In Person (APAX)

Full day

Wednesday, 11 September 2024

Session 5 (online)

11am-1pm AEST

Wednesday, 25 September 2024

Session 6 (online)

11am-1pm AEST

Wednesday, 9 October 2024

Session 7 (online)

11am – 1pm AEDT

Wednesday, 23 October 2024

Session 8 (online)

11am – 1pm AEDT

Wednesday, 6 November 2024

Session 9 (online)

11am – 1pm AEDT

 

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Cost

$1,200 + GST, for members.

$2,000 + GST for non-members.

These fees cover the in-person intensives but do not cover the registration costs to attend APAX.

Applications from member organisations/individuals are prioritised. PAC Australia membership runs from January – December annually, so you will receive the most benefit by signing up now. Please note signing up for PAC Australia membership does not secure you a position in the course, see application dates below.

 

Depending on your budgetary needs, invoicing can occur this financial year or next, however fees will need to be paid before course 2 commences.

 

 

Michael Treasure Presenter Training Placement

In honour of much-loved SA presenter Michael Treasure, the South Australian Presenters Association (SAPA) and PAC Australia are supporting the participation of an emerging SA presenter through the Michael Treasure Presenter Training Placement.

All South Australian applicants will automatically be eligible for consideration for the placement through their application to the program, and the final recipient will be advised by SAPA and PAC Australia when course placements are determined in early June.

*The placement covers course fees only – the participant will need to support their travel and registration costs to attend the full-day intensive at APAX in August.

Key Dates

Course 1
Applications for this course have now closed, please see dates for Course 2 below

Course 2
Applications open: Monday 29 April 2024
Application close: Monday 27 May 2024
Notification: Week of 3 June 2024

 

The Presenter Training Program is delivered in collaboration with peer experts from across the performing arts ecology, who share their knowledge and expertise across the sessions. For 2024, these include:

  • Anders Bogdanowicz, Adelaide Festival
  • Elliott Bledsoe, Agentry
  • Ryan Taaffe, Barking Gecko Theatre
  • Andrew Threlfall, CDP Productions
  • Christine Dunstan, Christine Dunstan Productions
  • Danielle Kellie, CIRCA
  • Stephen Henderson, City of Greater Bendigo
  • Rachel Healy, Rachel Healy & Associates
  • Tiffany Rowland, Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre
  • Tammy Ryan, Frankston City Council
  • Belinda Gibson, Glen St Theatre
  • Greg Randall, Greg Randall Consulting
  • Angela Flynn, ILBIJERRI Theatre Company
  • Libby Klysz, Independent Producer
  • Simon Hinton, Merrigong Theatre Company
  • Kevin Du Preez, Monkey Baa Theatre
  • Criena Gehrke, Queensland Theatre
  • Ross Farnell, Ross Farnell Consulting
  • Amanda Shepherd, Theatre North Inc
  • Anne-Marie Heath, The Arts House Wyong
  • Bronwyn Edinger AM, The Events Centre, Caloundra
  • Penny Miles, Tony Grybowski & Associates

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