31 Mar 2021
Through its Global Wayfinding Programme (GWP), Creative New Zealand will partner with the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM). Our GWP seeks opportunities to strengthen artists’ and practitioners’ capability, and international engagement for the New Zealand arts sector.
APAM’s Gathering event at DreamBIG Festival
The partnership will support artists from Aotearoa to virtually participate in APAM’s Gathering event which is presented alongside the DreamBIG Festival (14-21 May). DreamBIG Festival is one of South Australia’s most loved and longest-running arts events for children, schools, and families, connecting multigenerational audiences through joy and fun.
APAM’s Gathering event at the DreamBIG Festival brings together a collection of virtual and real-life happenings – highlighting the works, ideas and ambitions of Australian and New Zealand artists and companies. The Gathering event will host 250 virtual and in real life local, national and international participants. Register your interest
APAM Gatherings happen at established festivals across Australia. By combining Profile, Exchange and full-length public performances, they build more opportunities for collaboration across the performing arts and showcase Australian and New Zealand work.
APAM’s First Timers Programme and First Nations Programme
Through this partnership, Creative New Zealand will also support two places on APAM’s First Timers Programme and First Nations Programme.
First Timers is designed to help first time attendees get the most out of APAM by offering mentoring with key industry consultants and providing them skills to navigate the international market space.
The First Nations Programme brings together a network of indigenous producers to share knowledge, expertise and build connections nationally and internationally. It covers a range of multi-artform markets, key hubs for artistic exchange, and First Nations-to-First Nations networks. Participants will also have the opportunity to hone their market development plans in preparation for the APAM Gathering.
Expressions of interest for these open 7 April and close 26 April.
New Zealanders selected for Virtual Profiles at the Gathering and DreamBIG
PROFILE: Here’s What We Made
- George Fowler and Lori Leigh, The Glitter Garden
- Trick of the Light Theatre: The Griegol. Trick of Light Theatre will also present Troll in the DreamBig Festival
- Cubbin Theatre Company: Up and Away
PROFILE: Presenters – Here’s How We Work
Creative New Zealand also supported Auckland Live’s Bernie Haldane to be part of the Curatorial Panel selecting and reviewing Profile expressions of interests. Bernie worked alongside Ali Murphy-Oates, Angela Conquet, Annette Shun Wah, Luanne Poh, Nadine McDonald-Dowd, Nikki Ashby, Noel Jordan, Rosemary Hinde and Susannah Sweeney.
APAM is a strategic initiative of the Australia Council for the Arts. It is designed to showcase Australian and New Zealand contemporary dance, theatre, emerging and experimental arts nationally and internationally. APAM deepens relationships and creates new markets and pathways across the globe for contemporary performance. APAM works with artists and organisations that have strategic market development plans and engage professional artists. APAM have generously invited New Zealand artists to participate