31 Jan 2012

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Free International Touring workshop opportunity

Creative New Zealand, in association with PANNZ, is calling for registrations from managers, agents and self-managed artists to attend a free International Touring workshop

Creative New Zealand, in association with the Performing Arts Network of New Zealand (PANNZ), is calling for registrations from managers, agents and self-managed artists to attend a free International Touring workshop on:

Wednesday 7 March 2012, 9am - 12.30pm,

Te Wharewaka,Wellington.



This is a FREE half day workshop on international touring in Australia, North America, UK and Europe. It will be co-presented by three highly experienced, industry professionals: Fenn Gordon, Laura Colby and Jenny Vila.


The session will comprise a panel and a workshop and will cover key issues relating to touring performing arts off-shore. The content for the workshop will be determined by your suggestions in the registration form.


9:00-9:15am                 Arrival /registration

9:15-10:15am               Panel

10:15-10:30am             Morning tea

10:30 -12:30pm            Workshops


Submitting Your Registration

For a registration form, please contact Ana Sciascia, International Adviser: ana.sciascia@creativenz.govt.nz, or call Ana on ph 04 4730194 for further information.

Numbers are limited – first in first served!


The deadline for registrations is Monday 13 February 2012.



Fenn Gordon, Chief Executive, Performing Lines – Sydney www.performinglines.org.au

Fenn Gordon was appointed CEO of Performing Lines in June 2011. She moved from New Zealand to Australia in 2007 to join Performing Lines as the producer responsible for international projects. From 2009 – 2011 she was the Director, Market Development of the Australia Council, responsible for implementing strategies to develop markets for Australian artists and organisations nationally and internationally. Before crossing the Tasman, Fenn worked as an independent producer in New Zealand for eighteen years, where she managed the national and international careers of independent artists like Douglas Wright, Flight of the Conchords and Miranda Harcourt. She has written and taught extensively about touring and producing in the performing arts.


Laura Colby

Director, Elsie Management – New York


Laura Colby is the Director of Elsie Management, a New York-based artist management company. Now in its seventeenth year, Elsie Management offers a celebrated roster of performing artists for engagements to performing arts centres, venues of all shapes and sizes, festivals, and special event programming. Colby is dedicated to promoting exceptional, award-winning performing artists and companies with singular visions that scope the traditional and experimental gamut of the performing arts. A frequently invited speaker for panels, workshops, and educational sessions, Colby was President of NAPAMA in 2008 & 2009 and served on the board of Dance/USA. From Australia, she represents Strange Fruit, Polyglot Theatre, and the composer David Chisholm.


Jenny Vila

Producer/ Lighting Designer – Perth


A multi-lingual international arts producer, lighting designer and project manager, Jenny is currently based in Perth, Western Australia. From 2005 to 2010 she was the International Producer for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival during which time the festival grew to be the fourth largest festival in the UK. Between 1999 and 2005 Jenny produced outdoor shows for the National Theatre in London, was Technical Manager for the Singapore Symphony Orchestra’sMusic Carousel Festival, Venue Director for the New York International Fringe Festival and Producer of the Festival Internacional de Teatre Visual i Titelles de Barcelona. In 2001 she was the founder director of Co-Coproductions, a company specialising in production and tour management for international arts projects.