This program is for queer-identifying artists. We encourage submissions from First Nations artists, artists of colour, culturally diverse artists, women, and artists living with disability. Please let us know if you would prefer to apply in a different format or if there is any barrier for you in the submission process.
**Applications for QUEER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM have now closed and we will be notifying successful applicants in the coming weeks**
CALLING QUEER ARTISTS!
Applications are now open for Performance Space’s 2022 Queer Development Program!
The Queer Development Program (QDP) is a place to develop your creative skills, performance ideas and industry connections through two streams: Stephen Cummins Residency and Queer Workshop Intensive. The QDP is open to artists from across Australia from diverse backgrounds and performance disciplines, and some travel support may be made available to interstate artists.
The two streams of the QDP are:
Stephen Cummins Residency
A two-week-long residency for emerging queer artists or collectives to make significant progress towards creating a new performance work. The development process will be overseen and facilitated by an experienced mentor nominated by the artist or with the support of Performance Space.
Queer Workshop Intensive
A five-day professional development program focused on practical and creative skills for developing queer performance practice. The program will be led by experienced artist facilitators who introduce various methodologies for creating performance in a collaborative environment. The intensive will connect you to an intergenerational community of queer makers and give you the opportunity to present new material to the public as part of Queer Nu Werk.
Applications close 5pm, 4 April 2022.
Queer Nu Werk
23rd + 24th June 2022
The Queer Development program culminates in Queer Nu Werk, Performance Space’s much-loved performance night in which Workshop and Residency artists can present their works-in-progress to a live audience of queer community and allies. Queer Nu Werk is a great opportunity to test your ideas with a supportive audience and round out your experience of QDP with some performance and community magic.
This program is for queer-identifying artists. We encourage submissions from First Nations artists, artists of colour, culturally diverse artists, women, and artists living with disability. Please let us know if you would prefer to apply in a different format or if there is any barrier for you in the submission process. And please note that additional support to assist with access requirements is possible within our programs - get in touch to find out more.
For further information and enquiries please contact
We will endeavour to answer your questions within 2 business days.