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2023 Call For Proposals: Creative Development Program

In 2023, Metro Arts will continue to support the creative development of new contemporary works. The creative development program will feature works by early-career through to established performing arts practitioners. The program will emphasise quality contemporary practice that demonstrates innovation, experimentation, and critical engagement.

For us, the contemporary works we are looking for are new, ambitious and rule-breaking, by artists taking risks, creating, developing, and experimenting. Typically, we do not program traditional arts disciplines unless there is something that makes it fresh and exciting. Perhaps it’s genre bending/crossing and reimagined. Perhaps it’s an artform not typically envisioned in a theatre setting. Some artists Metro Arts have worked with in the past to create and premiere new contemporary work include Counterpilot, Pink Matter, Eve Klein and Taitu’uga Kitch Wesche.

The 2023 Call for Proposals does not invite applications for Metro Arts’ Performance Presentation Program. We are currently only seeking proposals for the Creative Development Program.

 

Why aren’t we accepting 2023 Performance Program Proposals this time?

You may be wondering why we are strictly seeking applications for Creative Developments, and not presentation-ready productions like previous years.

In the past, the Metro Arts Performance Program has comprised of a combination of works from Call for Proposal applications, past creative development showings, and new works from artists with a standing relationship with Metro Arts. With the last few years of rescheduling and postponements of presentations due to COVID and weather events, we have previous presentation agreements in place which we need to honour.

While we may not be able to program your work in 2023, there remain opportunities available for Venue Hire in both our New Benner Theatre, and Studio spaces. We aim to keep our hire rates discounted and affordable for artists, so please reach out to bianca@metroarts.com.au if you would like more information.

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Key Dates

Applications open:
Wednesday 29 June 2022, 12:00am AEST

Applications close:
Tuesday 26 July 2022, 11:59pm AEST


How to Apply

To apply, please complete this online application form. Please ensure you have read the application guide carefully BEFORE commencing. The application can be saved and completed in a later session if you are logged into a Google account.

 

The application form requirements include:

  • Basic questions such as your contact details, availability in 2023, name of proposed project and short synopsis (max 300 words)
  • A creative development program proposal
  • List of key creatives
  • Supporting material (see application guide for details)
  • Data and Demographic questions (note answers to this section will not be used to assess your proposal)

 

Applying online is highly preferred, however if you have trouble applying online, a pdf application form is available for download from the website, and can be submitted via email to info@metroarts.com.au

 

INFORMATION SESSION

Monday 11th July, 5pm at Metro Arts.

2023 Call For Proposals: Firstdraft x Metro Arts Exhibition Program

This is a reciprocal partnership program supporting regional NSW and regional QLD artists to exhibit at both Firstdraft (Sydney) and Metro Arts (Brisbane). Across two years, this program supports two projects, one by regional NSW artists and one by regional QLD artists to be presented at both Firstdraft and Metro Arts. The program will feature exhibitions by early-career through to established practitioners working across a diverse cross-section of contemporary visual arts practice.

The program will emphasise quality contemporary practice that demonstrates innovation, experimentation, rigour and critical engagement.

In Round 1, a project by a regional NSW artist was selected through the 2022 Firstdraft Program Callout, to exhibit at both Firstdraft and Metro Arts.

We are now calling for proposals for Round 2, where a project by a regional QLD artist will be selected.

One project will be selected through this Metro Arts Call for Proposals to exhibit at both Metro Arts and Firstdraft in 2023. The applicant/s must live and work primarily in regional QLD. Please see the application guide for more information.

 

 

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Key Dates

Applications open:
Wednesday 29 June 2022, 12:00am AEST

Applications close:
Tuesday 26 July 2022, 11:59pm AEST


How to Apply

To apply, please complete this online application form. Please ensure you have read the application guide carefully BEFORE commencing.

The application requirements include:

  • 1 – 3 page proposal
  • CVs for each artist involved
  • Supporting material (see application guide for details)

 

INFORMATION SESSION

If you are interested in this program but would like to learn more, there will be an online information session with representatives from both Metro Arts and Firstdraft via Google Meets. This is scheduled for early-mid July with an exact date to be confirmed. Please register your interest in the information session here.

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