NIDA Independent Program
SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR 2013
If anyone has a show or development they'd like to get up next year (and into 2014) NIDA has excellent opportunities (including financial support) open to artists Australia wide.
Details on the website and below. THIS IS OPEN TO EVERYONE, NOT JUST NIDA GRADS
With the inaugural season of the NIDA Independent program underway, NIDA Parade Theatres is delighted to announce that applications for the 2013 season will open on Friday 7 September 2012. Companies and artists are invited to apply to secure a place in the most exciting new indie season in Sydney.
Following on from a very competitive round for the 2012 Production Program NIDA Independent expects to again receive a high quality batch of applications from all over Australia. There are four performance opportunities available for artists who can provide the most dynamic, progressive and exciting works that will be staged at the NIDA Parade Studio and supported by NIDA’s Independent Program. Support ranges from subsidised venue hire, ticketing services and technical support to advice and potential grant assistance.
Adding to the creative energy in the venue is the Creative Development Program In this program, selected artists work on a variety of projects: developing new multimedia work, giving a first draft of their script an airing and testing devised work. This initiative offers artists with new works a place and dedicated time to develop these projects. There are five slots available in 2013 season and applications are now invited for
NIDA CEO Lynne Williams is enthusiastic about the newest program for Australia’s premiere arts education facility: “NIDA Independent Program is an important new direction in programming for the NIDA Parade Theatres. Providing pathways for emerging and mid‐career artists is crucial to sustaining a vibrant industry.”
Projects for both programs are invited from artists Australia-wide and are not restricted to NIDA alumni. NIDA Independent opens up the world-class facilities of the NIDA Parade Theatres to independent companies from around Australia. The productions selected will present their work in a professional theatre space and receive extensive financial and in-kind support. The program is also open to the re- invention of classic and contemporary texts.
Lynne Williams is excited about the possibilities for NIDA Independent. NIDA Independent has already made a huge impact with Australian theatre makers. New work that has come out of our Creative Development program has been included in the recent VIVID festival, as well as the Next Wave and Tiny Stadiums festivals. Companies of artists are travelling from Perth and Melbourne to take part and right now in the Parade Studio we have top playwrights, directors, choreographers and actors busily creating some of the most exciting work Sydney audiences will see this year.
Applications open Friday 7 September 2012 and close on Friday 12 October 2012 at 5pm.
For full details and application forms please visit http://www.nida.edu.au NIDA Parade Theatres Producer, Johanna Mulholland, can be contacted for more information about the Production and Creative Development Programs. Ph: 02 9697 7585