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Gold Coast City Gallery Opportunities

GALLERY ART PRIZES

In addition to the busy schedule of exhibitions throughout the year, Gold Coast City Gallery presents a strong program of art awards catering to a variety of artists and art media. The Gallery’s collection has been enriched through acquisitive awards and the exhibition program is strengthened by the variety of artworks on display.

Keep your eye out for Gallery opportunities including The Border Art Prize and Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Awards in the second half of 2017.

Performing Arts Opportunities

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2018 THE SPACE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST INFORMATION

Opportunities for Producers

Have you thought about creating your own theatre work? Our black box theatre The Space is the place to stretch your theatrical wings.

We are seeking expressions of interest for our 2018 season. We encourage emerging and established Producers from the Gold Coast and surrounding regions including Brisbane to apply.

If you have a completed work we can support you to bring it to the stage with professional marketing, ticketing and technical support package.

If you have a completed script of your own work you can be considered for the “Playwrights Season”.

If you’ve got work that needs creative development you can apply for our “Works in Progress” program. We’ll give you time, space and professional support to bring your creative vision closer to performance standard.

2018 Season of Shows in The Space

What kind of productions are we looking for?

Our audience is intelligent and interested in works that engage and provoke thought. We love to see contemporary, edgy theatre works in our season, but are open to all genres and interesting ideas. Previous productions have included comedic and dramatic plays – some written by well-known international playwrights, and others by local playwrights who’ve received professional mentoring. Past productions have included Viral (2016), Allen (2016), Waiting for Godot (2016), The Forwards (2015), Mercy Thieves (2014), Hotel Beche de Mer (2014), Ruby Moon (2014), The Pillowman (2014), Escape to the Breakup Forest (2013), Mr Kolpert (2013), The Grand (2013)

Venue Information

The Space is our black-box theatre, located on level 2 beside our Administration offices. It’s an intimate space that seats 105 people, and has 2 dressing rooms, kitchen and bar. Work programmed for our 2018 Season, will get access to The Space for bump-in, final rehearsals and performances.

What kind of experience do you need?

Whether you’re an emerging or established Producer, we’d like to hear from you. Some of our previous applicants have been experienced at presenting works around the country, while for others, our Season was their first step into presenting work in a professional capacity.

What support do we offer?

Programmed works receive professional technical support, graphic design, a marketing package including advertising and programs, ticketing through our Box Office, also front of house staff for performances.

Funding Package

We provide a pre-production grant of $1500.00 to assist the production value of the work as well as the services mentioned above. Net Box Office profit from ticket sales is split 80/20 in the Producer’s favour and we encourage you to seek additional funding to remunerate your artists.

Works in Progress

If you’re not ready to present a full production yet, you can apply for assistance to creatively develop an artistic work to bring it closer to performance standard. This assistance consists of a grant of up to $1000.00 for the professional creative development of your work and access to our black box theatre The Space for development sessions and rehearsals. The “Works in Progress” program does not require a performance outcome. Funds should be used by recipients to engage experienced professionals that will challenge and offer new insight into the existing work, such as hiring a professional dramaturg or directing mentor for an agreed amount of contact hours.

Playwrights Season

For playwrights who have a completed script of their own work we offer the opportunity for inclusion in our Playwrights Season, where writers are able to present a rehearsed reading of their script to the public. We will offer successful applicants $1200.00 to engage a professional dramaturg or directing mentor for an agreed amount of contact hours and $800.00 to contribute to actors expenses for rehearsal and readings. We will also give writers access to The Space for final rehearsal and a formal presentation of the work.

Expressions of interest are now open

Enquiries:

Please submit expressions of interest to

Producer Vicki Buenen buenen@theartscentregc.com.au

Submissions are due by Friday 30 June, 2017.

For the full application form, click here.

The Arts Centre Gold Coast is proud to support and develop local opportunities for artists, including audition opportunities, visual art competitions and professional development programs and courses. In 2016, The Arts Centre Gold Coast is seeking a number of actors, singers, dancers, musicians, writers and independent theatre makers for the following projects.

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INTERNSHIPS

There are no internships on offer at this time. Please check back regularly for opportunities.

SEEKING ASSISTANT FESTIVAL MANAGER FOR SHORT+SWEET GOLD COAST 2017

Short+Sweet, the biggest 10-min performance festival in the world, is seeking an Assistant Festival Manager to work on the program for 2017. This is a voluntary position, a learning opportunity suitable for an emerging or established artist based on the Gold Coast. The Assistant Festival Manager will be actively involved in the process of recruiting local artists and curating performances for the Gold Coast Theatre and Cabaret strands held in August 2017.

It’s an exciting festival that puts artists on a professional platform to further their careers.  You would be part of this professional team.

Short+ Sweet has been established in QLD for over 8 years and is linked to Short+Sweet worldwide.

Specific duties and time commitments can be tailored to best suit the individual.

If you would be interested in the 2017 Assistant Festival Manager position, please express your interest by emailing a brief statement along with your CV to

Sean Dennehy seandennehy@icloud.com
Executive Producer
Short+Sweet QLD Inc

NEXT STAGE

Sing it, play it, launch it.
Are you looking for a venue to showcase your music, band or cabaret show? Are you launching your album? Apply now for our Next Stage program to be considered for financially-supported access to The Basement to produce your own performance.

What we offer
Next Stage recipients will receive a support package valued at $1,200, including venue access plus professional technical, front-of-house and ticketing support. After the expenses* are settled, artists will receive 70% of the Box Office takings.

Specifically, The Arts Centre Gold Coast will fund and manage –
• 1 night only access to The Basement
• 6 hours of ST technical labour
• 3 hours of ST Front-of-House labour
• Set ticket pricing and schedule of performance
• Ticket sales management
• Standard lighting and audio equipment
• Advertising in eNews and website

Next Stage recipients will be emerging or established artists with the ability to deliver a polished performance and actively drive their own sales. To be considered, please email Vicki Buenen, Producer, on buenen@theartscentregc.com.au, including –

• A biography, outlining your performance experience (include links to online footage where possible)
• A 250 word performance pitch
• Preferred dates

Let us help you take your career to the next stage.

*Expenses include booking fees, credit card charges, computer programming and labour above agreed contribution 


OPPORTUNITIES FOR MUSICIANS

Terrace Stage performers

The Arts Centre Gold Coast is accepting expressions of interest from musicians interested in performing on the Terrace Stage (outside beside the Arts Café).

Please direct enquiries to Creative Producer, Emma-June Curik, on Curik@theartscentregc.com.au

Thank you to everyone who has auditioned for opportunities. We will continue to offer opportunities so stay in touch by signing up to eNews.


OPERA AUSTRALIA – THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

Gold Coast Children’s Community Choir

Open to vocalists aged 8-14 years of age, the Gold Coast Children’s Community Choir is a unique and truly memorable opportunity for young Gold Coast singers.

Opera Australia are bringing their production, The Marriage of Figaro to The Arts Centre in July, and we are seeking children aged 8-14 years old to apply to be part of the Gold Coast Children’s Community Chorus to take part in these performances, alongside Opera Australia.

For more information and further details on how to audition – click here.

Regional Student Scholarship

Designed for senior secondary students who may be interested in pursuing a career as a singer, the four most promising students in Australia will receive a scholarship to spend a week with Opera Australia in Sydney in the Jan 2018 school holidays (all expenses paid).

The Arts Centre Gold Coast will present 10 students to Opera Australia in consideration for a Regional Student Scholarship.

For more information and further details on how to apply – click here.


JAMES MORRISON ACADEMY OF MUSIC – SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL RESIDENCY

Jazz Jam @ The Arts Centre

Open to senior high school instrumentalists, Jazz Jam @ The Arts Centre is an exclusive five-day residency program (Tue 19 – Sat 23 Sep 2017) designed to give young, talented players a chance to immerse themselves in all elements of being a jazz musician.

Designed and led by world renowned multi-instrumentalist James Morrison, the residency will culminate in the opportunity of a lifetime, with participants coming together to form a big band that will feature alongside James and the JMA Jazz Orchestra during his public concert on 23 September.

ELIGIBILITY
The program is open for instrumentalists only (there is no vocal stream). Students should be senior high school students (Years 10 – 12). Younger students of exceptional ability may also be considered, with strong recommendation from an instrumental music teacher or band director.

For more information and further details on how to apply – click here.


QUEENSLAND BALLET – AUDITIONS

Sourcing children for La Fille mal gardée

Queensland Ballet has an exciting opportunity for dance students aged 5 – 12 years. The Company will hold an audition on Sunday 2 July 2017 to source children extras for the La Fille mal gardée performances at The Arts Centre Gold Coast in September.

For more information and further details on how to apply – click here.

CASTING CALL THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST

Pre show Entertainment Directed by Jess Westhead and James Odenbriet

The Arts Centre Gold Coast is seeking 3 talented male actors age of 17 +  to be cast in a pre-show  7-10 minute scripted scene to be presented in June/July on the front terrace of the Arts Centre before scheduled performances of “The Adventures of Peter Pan & Tinkerbell in Return to Pantoland”

AUDITION INFO 

FRIDAY 21 APRIL

THE SPACE, level 2 of the Arts Centre

18.00 – 20.00 (workshop style)

To register – Click here for full details