LOFT exists to support a range of professional theatre projects being developed and/or presented outside of The Blue Room Theatre’s two performance spaces, including touring projects. Successful projects are directly funded by The Blue Room Theatre and have access to producing, administrative, marketing and technical support where necessary.
LOFT is a program that is holistically supportive from start to finish. Similarly to projects that we currently support in our seasons, the whole staff will be on board with your project to help with professional advice, resources and support.
We want West Australian independent artists to be thinking of big, bold ideas and know that they have the support of The Blue Room Theatre team behind them so that they can leverage LOFT support with other funders, presenters and producers.
LOFT is an additional activity coordinated by The Blue Room Theatre. Necessary funds and operational costs have been granted by the Department of Culture and the Arts for a period of two years. A total of $300,000 will be granted over three funding rounds, to support a minimum of seven applications. For more information, please download the full program guidelines below.
All applications are assessed by a rotating independent panel of up to four peer assessors chosen by The Blue Room Theatre’s Executive Director and Producer. The names of peer assessors will be published with the announcement of successful applications.
LOFT can support the development and presentation of WA theatre* works in a number of ways including:
> The creative development of new WA theatre work up to $30,000
> The redevelopment and presentation of an existing WA theatre work up to $45,000
> The presentation of new WA theatre work up to $60,000
* ‘Theatre works are defined as plays and scripted work, music theatre and cabaret, circus and physical theatre, installation theatre performance, puppetry and visual theatre, media-based theatre work, live art and contemporary interdisciplinary performance.
For more information on eligibility and the LOFT program, take a look at some frequently asked questions.
Find out more about the projects funded so far by LOFT here.
If you would like to talk to someone about LOFT contact:
Jenna Mathie – Producer
Tel: (08) 9227 7005
Please note, you are not required to meet with a Blue Room Theatre staff member prior to application. However, you are welcome to get in touch for advice and guidance.
The Blue Room Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of The Department of Culture and the Arts
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