HOOKING UP: THE NOTICE BOARD

For events happening around the dates of the ATF, relevant information to share, accommodation (wanted or available), car-pooling, cab-sharing, etc. Please email Anna Kelsey-Sugg at TNV to add your notice: anna@tnv.net.au

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Get involved; house a theatre maker!

There are still Australian Theatre Forum delegates seeking Brisbane billets – can you help? If you have a spare room in Brisbane you can offer to an Australian theatre maker for the duration of the Forum (14-16 September), please get in touch with Rebecca – rebecca@metroarts.com.au. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the ATF atmosphere and get to know another theatre industry professional, as well as helping out a colleague.

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Independent Producers Australia (IPA) Summit: 13 Sept

The National Summit, taking place alongside Brisbane Festival and the day before the Australian Theatre Forum, will serve as a gathering for independent producers and arts professionals who identify with the role of the producer, and those interested in exploring a career as an independent producer in the performing arts. IPA is pleased to announce that Helen Marriage will be the keynote speaker.

IPA is a peer organisation of Australian independent performing arts producers established to increase awareness of the role of producers, facilitate the creation, production and touring of Australian work nationally and internationally, and assist in ways to provide direct financial investment to producers to build sustainable infrastructure and business models.

When: Tuesday 13 September, 9.30am to 6pm
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse
Cost: $75, $65 concessions, IPA members free

For bookings, further information and the full summit program please visit www.independentproducersaustralia.com.au

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Australian Theatre Network meet-and-greet: 14 Sept

Theatre networks are forming around the country, from fledgling groups to the established Theatre Network Victoria and Theatre Council of Tasmania. If you are involved in a network in your state, or just interested in finding out more, grab lunch and meet in the Temporary Archive in the Park Mezzanine, Wednesday 14 September at 1.30pm. Contact Nicole Beyer, Director of TNV, for more information: nicole@tnv.net.au

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YPAA Breakfast: 15 Sept

Young People and the Arts Australia is hosting a breakfast at Moray Cafe on the corner of Merthyr Rd and Moray Street in New Farm on Thursday 15 September for YPAA members or those interested in learning more about YPAA. The breakfast and drink combo is $15. Time: 7.30am (for 9am start at the Powerhouse). Please advise info@ypaa.net if you’re keen to join us!

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ACAPTA Breakfast: 15 Sept

The Australian Circus and Physical Theatre Association is hosting a breakfast at 8am on the terrace at Powerhouse, Thursday 15 September, so that Forum participants can have the opportunity to connect with the circus/physical theatre sector. Email rebecca@metroarts.com.au to confirm your attendance or for more information.

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YPAA Breakfast: 15 Sept

YPAA will be hosting a breakfast at Moray Cafe on the corner of Merthyr Rd and Moray Street in New Farm on Thursday 15 September for YPAA members or those interested in learning more about YPAA prior to the day’s activities. The breakfast & drink combo is $15. Time: 7.30am (for 9am start at the Powerhouse). Please advise info@ypaa.net if you’re keen to join us!

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Power PAC Project: throughout Forum

The Theatre Board of the Australia Council for the Arts has commissioned APACA to develop a set of guidelines to assist regional, outer metropolitan and suburban performing arts centres to nurture the development of theatre production and presentation within their venues. James Buick, Consultant, will be attending the forum and is calling for delegates to consult with about the project. Contact James directly on 0413 835 123 or james@artefactconsulting.com.au to set up a meeting.

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AusStage Update: throughout Forum

Take a guided tour through the new AusStage visual interfaces for geographic mapping, visualizing networks of artists, and audience feedback using mobile phones. AusStage’s Joon-Yee Kwok will be set up in the Temporary Archive in the Park Mezzanine so do visit during the Forum. Email her on joonyeekwok@gmail.com for more information or to book a catch-up time.

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Under the Radar opportunity: High Frequency

High Frequency is a unique opportunity for programmers, presenters, producers or curators to explore the 2011 Under the Radar program and spark up a connection with Under the Radar artists. The program includes panel discussions, complimentary tickets to selected shows and networking events for Under the Radar artists and High Frequent-ers, creating opportunities for programmers, presenters and producers to support Under the Radar arts and their work post-festival.

If you are a programmer, presenter, producer or curator who has the ability to support artists and their work; there is still time to register your interest and plan your journey! For more information, contact Thomas Quirk

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Magdalena Australia: Special lunch

Thursday September 15, 1.15 – 2pm Graffiti Room, Brisbane Powerhouse

Magdalena Australia is a dynamic coalition of women working in Australian contemporary performing arts. An autonomous chapter of the international Magdalena Project, we are committed to raising awareness of the unique contributions women are making to the Australian cultural landscape.

We invite you to come along and share some lunch, connect with other women artists from Brisbane and to view the new Magdalena Australia website.