INITIATIVES

CALLING ALL EMERGING PRODUCERS!

 

Critical Stages knows what it is like to be an independent producer. Our core business is to work closely with the independent theatre sector to find another life for the outstanding work being produced by independent companies.

 

We want to work even closer with those producers, companies, collectives currently creating work this year. We want to offer further support and foster independent producers to do what they do, in a creative space, with guidance from professional producers who are also actively engaged in the independent sector this year.

 

The residency provides infrastructure, support, guidance and mentor advice to producers on their productions, pull on the collective knowledge of professional producers and arts administrators on all areas of production including marketing, publicity, casting, design, funding and grant applications. Use us as a sounding board to help you get your show up and running.

 

What we are offering:

  • Access to office infrastructure - internet, photocopying, fax, phone, stationary supplies, kitchen facilities, meeting facilities;
  • Participate in fortnightly catch-up sessions with the Critical Stages team and the 2014 Residents to help you address issues facing you right now;
  • One on one mentoring to look at company planning – long and short term, marketing strategy, publicity and touring potential;
  • Regular networking opportunities with other residents and industry guests to share resources and knowledge;
  • And much more…!

 

Past residents include: Arthur, Squabbalogic, Tin Shed Theatre Company, Workhorse Theatre Company and Suzie Miller.

 

To apply simply email cat@criticalstages.com.au with a brief blurb about your company and your plans for 2014 and if you are shortlisted we will arrange a time to meet in person.

                                                          

Closing date for applications Friday, 4th April 2014

"This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a great and informative environment, learning more about the details that make for running a small independent arts organisation." Michael Cutrupi 2012 Residency participant

Critical Stages knows the value of supporting new companies and a the importance of a sustainable independent theatre sector, so in 2013 we are bringing back our residency program, bigger and better than ever.

This year we are offering four (4) theatre companies (or collectives, producers, ensembles, collaborators, devisers, directors etc.) the chance to base their operations out of the Critical Stages office in the Seymour Centre for all of 2013.

This year long residency is designed to help you achieve your 2013 goals and plan for the future growth of your company, 2014 and beyond.

What we are offering:

  • Access to the Critical Stages office for one year
  • Access to office infrastructure - internet, photocopying, fax, phone, stationary supplies, kitchen facilities, meeting facilities
  • Fortnightly catch up sessions with your company to look at issues facing you right now
  • One on one sessions to look at company planning – long and short term, marketing strategy, publicity and touring potential
  • Regular networking opportunities with other residents and industry guests to share resources and knowledge
  • Access to free rehearsal space (subject to availability)
  • And a small financial contribution to your company.

What you provide

  • Your own computer
  • A willingness to engage and collaborate with the Critical Stages team on your current projects and the future sustainability of your company
  • And a commitment to spending at least one day in the office every fortnight.

CRITERIA AND APPLICATION

To apply simply email michael@criticalstages.com.au a brief blurb about your company and your plans for 2013 and we will arrange a time to meet in person.

DEADLINE

Applications are currently closed

 

Meet the 2013 Residents HERE

 

The current range of service provision and skills development encompasses the following initiatives:

  • Independent Producer Residency
    This program offers the opportunity for independent producers to use the resources of Critical Stages to produce their shows from our office at the Seymour Centre. The residency provides infrastructure, support, guidance and mentor advice to producers on their productions, pull on the collective knowledge of professional producers and arts administrators on all areas of production including marketing, publicity, casting, design, funding and grant applications. Use us as a sounding board to help you get your show up and running.

 

  • Producer and Artists Forums
    Critical Stages will host a range of forums for independent artists and producers to develop skills and offer an opportunity to seek advice from industry practitioners. Including skills development sessions in producing, marketing and funding, this program will also engage and encourage discussion and debate on the challenges facing the independent sector, development of work for touring and to develop a strong network of collaborative producers.

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