The Australian Theatre Forum (ATF) is a biennial gathering of 300 – 400 representatives from the Australian theatre and wider performing arts sector. Bringing together practitioners, producers and cultural provocateurs from across the country, the ATF provides a platform for an exchange of ideas. ATF is produced by Theatre Network Australia, with Nicole Beyer as Executive Producer.
Co-curated by Alexis West and Steve Mayhew, ATF 2017 was held from 3-5 October, 2017, at Adelaide Festival Centre.
Previous Australian Theatre Forums
The first Australian Theatre Forum (ATF) was held in Melbourne in May 2009 and was organised by the Australia Council for the Arts, largely to address key issues that the sector was facing. Since then, the ATF has come to be recognised as the main meeting place for the theatre sector. Bringing together practitioners, producers and cultural provocateurs from across the country, the Australian Theatre Forum provides a platform for an exchange of ideas.
ATF 2015: Making It
Curated by David Williams and Simon Wellington
January, Seymour Centre, Sydney Festival
ATF 2013: To The Heart of It
Curated by Alicia Talbot and Antonia Seymour
May, Canberra Theatre Centre, Centenary of Canberra
ATF 2011: Convictions and Connections
Curated by Fiona Winning, Event Producer Rebecca Meston
September, Brisbane Powerhouse
ATF 2009: What Will We Do Now
Curated by Angharad Wynne-Jones, Produced by the Australia Council
May, Arts House, Melbourne