“It was an incredible opportunity as self-produced artists to be in the room with the state’s venues and producers, to present our work to them directly, to then be able to meet and talk with them directly, and form relationships face to face with the aim of developing tours of our work. Without Showcase Victoria this process would have been incredibly challenging, probably mostly over email without a proper personal connection, and not as effective as the Showcase platform. Being able to present at Showcase was essential to us taking our work to a new level of touring and sustainability.”
SHOWCASE VICTORIA 2019, 13 – 15 MAY, DAREBIN ARTS CENTRE
Showcase Victoria is Australia’s leading state-based performing arts marketplace and a critical component of Victoria’s touring ecology. It exists to provide a platform for producers, artists and theatre-makers to build relationships and promote their work to a wide range of venues and programmers, and ultimately to facilitate touring outcomes.
In 2019, Showcase Victoria turns 21 and we are excited to celebrate by introducing several new initiatives. These will include a streamed program structure allowing for attendance from a more diverse range of programming organisations including festivals and major performing arts companies; increased support for artists, producers and community presenters; and the establishment of two exciting new industry partnerships. All will be revealed over the coming months!
Applications to be part of the program are encouraged from all genres of the performing arts (including contemporary music) and we are interested in productions looking to tour to both metro and regional venues, large and small including performing arts centres, festivals and community halls, in 2020 and beyond. See the 2018 production profiles for examples of the types of works featured in the program.
10 December 18 – Showcase Victoria applications open
22 January 18 – Showcase Victoria applications close
13 – 15 May 19 – Showcase Victoria 2019
Further information, including info sessions and templates and tools for crafting your application will be available over the coming weeks. In the meantime if you have any questions please contact us.
“Showcase Victoria is the most important event for both artists and venues on the calendar. The opportunity to connect on this scale is invaluable for both.”