Opportunities for Creatives


From: National Theatre of Parramatta
Closing: 23 August

OPEN TABLE: Start a conversation with Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta about your creative work and practice. You don’t need to have a fully formed concept but an idea to spark further discussion or a portfolio to show us your work. We’d love to meet you to talk about ways you might develop your concept and skills.Open Table is for creatives who live or work in Western Sydney and have a commitment to working in the performing arts professionally.Applications NOW OPEN  – submit here.

Please note: NTofP as a producer is interested in new ideas and produces work where we are involved in the full creative process from selection of core creatives onwards.

From: Campbelltown Arts Centre
Closing: 31 July
Campbelltown Arts Centre are inviting all NSW dance artists and arts workers to Movement, Movement – a 1 day discussion for the dance sector on Wednesday 23 August 2023.  This event is an opportunity for everyone to gather and discuss the pressing questions faced by the NSW dance sector. This year we are excited to invite artists and arts workers to come together for a morning of connection, consultation, and engagement. The afternoon session will be exclusively reserved for artists to continue the important conversations generated in the morning session.C-A-C has invited artists and arts workers Olivia Ansell, Agnès Michelet, Jasmin Sheppard, Erin Brannigan, Martin del Amo, Rhiannon Newton, Miranda Wheen and Vicki Van Hout to share, provoke and facilitate conversations in an inclusive environment.   Registrations are essential. 
Registration link: https://c-a-c.com.au/movement-movement

From: Inner West Council
Young Creatives Awards
Closing Date: 31 July
If you are aged 12 to 24 and live, work or study in the Inner West you are invited to submit.
More info: https://www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/explore/whats-on/events-in-detail/young-creative-awards

Closing Date: 14 July ILBIJERRI’S BlackWrights provides support in getting your first draft ready for the stage through a deep dramaturgical development process from first to final draft. This opportunity is open to all Australian First Peoples over 17 years of age who have a pre-existing script ripe for development (with maximum four cast members). Applications will be accepted from anywhere in Australia.
More info: Call out for BlackWrights participants – Ilbijerri

From: PYT
Deadline 21 September
Pitches and Tea Pitches and Tea is PYT’s brand new community program for young and/or emerging local artists to drop in and “test” and “pitch” their creative ideas-in-progress in a professional setting.
More info: https://pyt.com.au/pitches-and-tea-2/

From: Outloud
Closing Date/Deadline:
EOIs ongoing
Info: UNITY is a new project from Outloud for girls and gender diverse young people aged 10-12. This 12-week music mentoring program teaches singing and songwriting through the lens of healthy relationships, consent, healthy boundaries and body neutrality.
More info: https://outloud.org.au/projects/unity/


From: SBW Foundation
Closing Date/Deadline:
Applications close 17 August
Info: SBW Foundation Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award offers up to 20,000 each year for the development of a play or other approved performing arts project.Where to find more info: https://www.sbwfoundation.com/rodney-seaborn-playwrights-award/

From: SBW Foundation
Closing Date/Deadline:
Applications close 7 DecemberInfo: SBW Foundation Rodney Seaborn Playwrighting Support Fund offers up to 5,000 to assist playwrights and others working in the area to advance knowledge and appreciation of playwrighting as an art form.Where to find more info: https://www.sbwfoundation.com/rodney-seaborn-playwrighting-support-fund/

If you have an opportunity to share with the Western Sydney creative community please email Leigh Russell lrussell@nationaltheatreofparramatta.com.au with details.