Queer Development Program 2017

Posted on: April 7th, 2017

Thanks to all the artists, facilitators and partners involved in the Queer Development Program for 2017.
In case you missed out, we’ve put the documentation from Queer Nu Werk up on our Facebook for everyone to enjoy! Feat your eyes on the big, sweaty, queer extravaganza we hosted at PACT and tag those familiar faces in the crowd. We’ve also included a couple of sneaky behind-the-scenes moments from the workshops week where our lucky performers spent time with Pspace family Victoria Spence, Chris Ryan, Brooke Stamp, Bhenji Ra, Emma Price, Frances Barrett, Nat Randall and Julie-Anne Long – learning nu creative methodologies to help then make even more nu werk!

Lastly here is a few beautiful words from some of the participating artists on their experience with the program.

“As a regionally-based emerging queer artist, I found the Stephen Cummins Queer Development Program to be an exceptional professional development opportunity, exposing me to fresh and exciting ideas around creating new work and enabling me to work with an amazing array of artistic talent – both in terms of the facilitators and my fellow workshop participants. 


The selection committee did a stellar job of curating an incredibly diverse group of artists, from a wide range of backgrounds, ages and experiences, which made the cross-pollination of ideas throughout the week vibrant, exciting and dynamic. My fellow werq-shoppers were not only interesting and talented, but also genuinely lovely human beings to boot – a wonderful bunch to work with”!

– Rachel Scollay

“Every workshop allowed me to extend myself and expand my thinking in regards to my practice. From creative thinking, problem solving, new theoretical approaches and thrusting me out of my comfort zone I gained many new skills and tools during the week. I also gained so much from the time spent with my fellow participants, the opportunity to learn and absorb from each other was invigorating”.

 – Kieran Bryant

Queer Development Program 2017 from Performance Space on Vimeo.