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 by Patch Theatre. Photo by Matt Byrne.

Trash Talk

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

So long suckers 2

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 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 (PTP)


The Presenter is one of the most important cogs in the performing arts continuum, bringing together touring artists, producers, audiences and communities. Arts presenters negotiate outcomes for a diverse range of stakeholders, are accountable to their employer and need to ensure accessibility, equity and high quality outcomes.

PAC Australia’s Presenter Training Program (PTP) is designed for Presenters new to the role or those seeking a greater understanding of how to develop this role, particularly to aid succession planning within presenting organisations. Our upcoming Presenter Development Program (PDP) will further unpack the unique challenges faced by arts presenters, while developing skills to enhance success and add value to audiences, stakeholders and community – details of the 2023 program will be announced soon.

Presenter Training Program 2023


Applications for the 2023 Presenter Training Program (PTP) have closed.

The program consists of two parts:

  • Eight online sessions, each two hours long, delivered fortnightly starting from 24 May 2023. Please note that the first session will be three hours long.
  • A full-day intensive session with the PTP Aotearoa participants on 28 August 2023, which will take place in Cairns and coincides with the Australian Performing Arts Exchange (APAX) 2023.


All applicants must confirm their availability for all planned sessions, including the full-day intensive.

The first PTP cohort in 2023 is limited to 15 participants to ensure the learning and exchange will effectively build personal skills capacities and help to build a peer network.

Learn more about the Presenter Training Program and download the 2023 Program Outline including session dates and times.

PTP 2023 Fee

Members: $1,200 inc GST

Non-Members: $1,800 inc GST

Applications for the 2023 Presenter Training Program will close at 11:59 PM AEST on Wednesday, 26 April 2023. The outcome of your application will be notified by Friday 5 May 2023.

Michael Treasure Presenter Training Placement


In honour of the passing 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 May.

*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.

PTP Aotearoa


After two successful years delivering Australia’s only specialised training program for performing arts presenters, PAC Australia has partnered with Auckland Live to deliver the program in New Zealand in 2023. Discover more about PTP Aotearoa.

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