EOIs open 1st March and close 5pm Monday 27th March.
EOIs are now closed
Now in its eleventh year, Performance Space’s Queer Development Program builds and strengthens queer creativity and performance in Australia.
Unique in Australia, the Queer Development Program provides opportunities for queer artists to develop their creative skills, performance ideas and industry connections. Intergenerational and community exchange is at the heart of the Queer Development Program.
The Queer Development Program (QDP) has two streams: Stephen Cummins Residency and Queer Workshop Intensive. The Stephen Cummins Residency is a two-week-long residency for queer artists or collectives to make significant progress towards creating a new performance work. The Queer Workshop Intensive is a five-day development program led by experienced facilitators, focused on practical and creative skills for developing queer performance.
The QDP is open to artists from across Australia from diverse backgrounds and performance disciplines, and some travel support may be available to interstate artists. All participating artists have the opportunity to present work in the Queer Nu Werk showcase.
Call out opens: Weds 1 March
Call out closes: 5pm Monday 27 March
Artists notified: By early May
Stephen Cummins Residency dates: 26 June - 23 July 2023
Workshop Intensive dates: 10 - 14 July 2023
Queer Nu Werk dates: Thursday 20 & Friday 21 July 2023 (TBC)
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 2023
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.
Queer Nu Werk
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.
For further information and enquiries please contact
Zoë Hollyoak, Program Producer: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will endeavour to answer your questions within 2 business days.
Information surrounding the next QDP will be updated here. To stay up to date with all our Artist Development opportunities subscribe to our e-news and our social channels. Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
Imbar Amira Nassi aka imbi
Ileini (Lay) Kabalan, aka Lay the Mystic
Jacinta Larcombe Stephen Cummins Recipient
Phil Walford Moogahlin Performing Arts First Nations Scholarship Recipient