Types of
work

Applications to be part of the event program are encouraged from tour-ready productions of all genres of the performing arts, including contemporary music.

Works can be suitable for a variety of spaces including the main stages of performing arts centres, black-boxes, community halls, libraries, galleries, foyers and festivals in both metro and regional areas.  Venues often program one to two years in advance so touring should definitely be part of a longer-term vision for your work. 

Selection process

Applications are assessed by the Showcase Victoria Selection Panel, which is made up of different industry representatives each year. Applications are competitive and are assessed against the following criteria:

  • Is the work of high artistic calibre?
  • Is the work particularly innovative in terms of form, content or genre?
  • Does the application involve a new Australian work?
  • Does the application include a complete and relevant technical plan or does the panel feel the applicant has the capacity to develop one?
  • Does the panel feel the project budget would be appropriate and is in accordance with standard conditions?
  • Does the application involve artists/arts professionals, and/or appeal to audiences, from culturally diverse backgrounds?
  • Does the application involve artists/arts professionals, and/or contribute to the development of audiences, who are of mixed abilities?
  • Does the application involves artists/arts professionals, and/or contribute to the development of audiences, who are located in a remote or regional location?
  • Does the application include a complete and relevant marketing plan & materials or does the panel feel the applicant has the capacity to develop one?
  • Has the application clearly identified relevant audiences and target markets?
  • Does the application contribute to the development of new and / or existing audiences?

Selection
Panel

Andrew Thomson The Wedge PAC

Bindi Green Regional Arts Victoria

Brad Rush Geelong Arts Centre

Danny Delahunty Melbourne Fringe Festival

David Gagliardi Music Makers

James Fischer Cardinia Cultural Centre

Jenny Ryssenbeek Victorian Association of Performing Arts Centres

Jessie Deane Hobsons Bay City Council

Ken Cameron Riverlinks Venues

Malcolm Russell Yarra Ranges Council

Richard Watts Arts Hub Australia

Rosie Dwyer Regional Arts Victoria

Stephen Henderson Capital Venues & Events

Susie Lyons Portland Arts Centre

Vito Mattarelli Clocktower Centre

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Applications are now closed

Applications to participate in the Showcase Victoria 2020 program have now closed. Please sign up to our newsletter to receive updates on next year’s event or contact us here.