Calling all queer artists!

Zaya Barroso24 D4N 19 Image By Joseph Mayers
Zaya Barroso performing in Day for Night, 2019. Part of Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art. Photograph by Joseph Mayers.

Calling all queer artists - applications are now open for our Queer Development Program!

Our program is the place to develop your creative skills, performance ideas and industry connections through two streams: Stephen Cummins Residency and Queer Workshop Intensive. 

Stephen Cummins Residency
A two-week-long residency for 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.

Finer details:

  • A two-week-long residency at PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, Erskineville
  • A budget of up to $5,000 AUD (ex. GST)
  • Curatorial support and feedback from Performance Space, Mardi Gras, Moogahlin and PACT staff
  • Up to 20 hours of technical support
  • Mentorship sessions with an experienced queer creative practitioner
  • A facilitated showing and feedback session at the conclusion of the residency
  • Opportunity to attend the Queer Workshop Intensive
  • Opportunity to perform at Queer Nu Werk 2020


Queer Workshop Intensive
A seven-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.

Workshop facilitators will include:

  • Sarah Rodigari
  • PHASMAHAMMER and Mathew Stegh
  • Samia Sayed
  • Liza-Mare Syron


Ask all of your burning questions at our online information session on our Facebook page 4.30pm, Thursday 6 February.

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 26 February 2020. Find out more and begin your application here.

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OCT 10am-5pm Tuesday | 10am-5pm Wednesday | 10am-5pm Thursday


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+61 2 8571 9111


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