Ausdance Qld’s Christmas gift guide 2015

Support the dance industry and give dance joy to your loved ones!¬†Here’s a round up of the show tickets you can buy now. IndepenDANCE Cinderella in Cairns Aladdin by Ballet Theatre of Qld Flamenco Fire Expressions Dance Company ‘Black’ Knee Deep by Casus circus (earlybird tickets offer!) Queensland Ballet 2016 season Australian Ballet 2016 Qld tour All events here. Other gift ideas include summer intensive tuition (EDC Brisbane Contemporary Dance Intensive, Zen Zen Zo summer intensive, The Farm’s youth dance workshop – Gold Coast, Tasdance summer intensive, all listed in and also The Art of Dance summer school, Bust a Move inclusive dance classes, ACPA indigenous arts holiday program. dance class passes (try these studios – Dance classes for adults) dance magazine subscriptions (Dance Australia / Dancetrain) a donation to your favourite dance organisation (try Expressions Dance Company, Dancenorth, Queensland Ballet and don’t forget Ausdance Qld) and of course, an Ausdance membership ūüôā

MEAA national teleconference to consult the dance industry, Mon 7 Dec

The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) are holding a national teleconference on Monday 7 December to discuss the consensus on these dance industry issues: Enforced Minimum Rates for dancers and companies booking talent Awareness of rights Choreographers Award rates Teachers Award Rates Royalties for Choreographers for work performed more than once Please call 1800 238 182 and enter 67139# as the guest access code. The time is set for Monday 7 December at 12noon Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). Please check below for your local time to participate: Queensland, 12noon New South Wales, 1pm Tasmania, 12:30pm South Australia, 12:30pm Western Australia, 10am Northern Territory, 12:30pm

CPA Match Funding apps now due Sun 6 Dec

If you’re a practicing artist or groups of artists who are planning to run a crowdfunding campaign between February and May 2016, you can apply to Creative Partnerships Australia to match the funds you raise, up to $10,000. Creative Partnerships Australia MATCH Funding Program are accepting applications and now have until Sunday 6 December. Read more and apply here:¬†

Perth International Arts Festival – Connect program – EOIs due Fri 4 Dec

The Perth International Arts Festival have invited Scottish multi-disciplinary artist and choreographer Claire Cunningham to be artist-in-residence. The PIAF Connect program are taking expressions-of-interest for participation in the program, including a workshop series, and offering four national scholarships of $1500 each to artists with and without disability. Please download the flyer here: EN002_e flyer_claire cunningham_Final

Australia Council Arts Learning Forum webinar – Tue 24 Nov

With the¬†Australia Council Arts Learning Forum being sold out, you can attend the webinar instead on Tuesday 24 November. Videos of the forum will also be available at a later date. More information and webinar registration here:¬† Renee Place from the Ausdance Educators of Qld will be attending in person. We’ll have an update from her post forum, too.

International Dance Educators Workshop in Melbourne, 3-4 Dec

Run by Ausdance Victoria, the International Dance Educators Workshop is happening on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 December in Melbourne. Earlybird bookings end on Wednesday 18 November. Information is here: See updates on their Facebook event page:

Australia Council grants due Tue 1 Dec

Australia Council grants for international residencies, regional performing arts touring and four-year funding for organisations close on Tuesday 1 December. International Residencies Program for artistic development of Individuals and Groups See International Residencies for case studies of successful applicants: Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund for Individuals and Organisations (touring from March 2016 or later) Four-year Funding for Australian Organisations of significant regional, national or international standing.

APAM earlybird registrations until Fri 4 Dec

The Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) have earlybird registrations open until Friday 4 December for $690. After that, it will be $790 until 15 January unless sold out prior. Register here: The APAM program is also out. See the dance works selected for showcases and pitches: Ausdance National will host a networking event for APAM dance delegates.