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The Business of Theatre Forum

Save the dates. 30 + 31 July 2013. 

You don’t want to miss this. The Blue Room Theatre is presenting a two day forum series – The Business Of Theatre – on Tues 30 and Wed 31 July, supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

We will be presenting four three-hour sessions covering national and international touring opportunities, government and philanthropic funding, branding and marketing and much more.

Speakers include Australia Council’s David Ryding, Next Wave Festival Artistic Director Emily Sexton, Creative Partnerships Australia’s James Boyd, Theatre Works Creative Producer Daniel Clarke, and Perth Theatre Company Artistic Director Mel Cantwell to name just a few.

Best yet – sessions are free for members (non-members $15), and attendance at any session also includes admission to the networking sundowner held at the end of the forum.


Session One – A National Perspective // Tues 30 July // 10am – 1pm

Hear from some of those in the know about opportunities in and around Australia and around the world. Next Wave Artistic Director Emily Sexton, Amber Hasler (World Fringe Alliance), Country Arts WA Monique Boucher and Performing Lines Rachael Whitworth will broaden your horizons. Reserve your spot>>

Session Two – Money, Money, Money // Tues 30 July // 2pm – 5pm

There’s more out there for artists than you may think! Hear how to secure financing from federal, state and philanthropic funding bodies, including the Australia Council, Department of Culture and the Arts, and Creative Partnerships Australia. Reserve your spot>>

Session Three – Know Your Brand // Wed 31 July // 10am – 1pm

It’s your most important sales tool, but what actually is a brand, and how do you harness it to build lasting audience engagement with your work? Facilitated by Artrage CEO Marcus Canning, we also hear from RKPix Amanda Morrision and Tonne Gramme’s Mick Barlow Stringer. Reserve your spot>>

Session Four – In Conversation With… // Wed 31 July // 2pm – 5pm

What makes a good artist? Do you give and receive good feedback? What are major companies on the look-out for? We ponder the big questions with TheatreWorks (Vic) Creative Producer Daniel Clarke, Melissa Cantwell (Perth Theatre Company), and Paul Selwyn Norton (STRUT). Reserve your spot>>


Image Credit: Roger Miller: Summer Series Forum 2013 from left Tim Watts, Lucy Hopkins, Barry Strickland, Matthew Lutton & Joe Bone. 

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