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Are you a dance or physical theatre artist with a new performance in works ready to hit the studio?


Expressions of interest are now open for a Dance Creative Development as part of the Canberra Theatre Centre New Works program presented in partnership with Ausdance ACT. Apply below!


Ausdance ACT are excited to partner again with Canberra Theatre Centre’s New Works Program to offer a New Works Dance/Physical Theatre opportunity. 


It is a priority for us to create and support programs that deliver professional pathways and new work development for local dance artists. 


If you’re a maker of new performance work with a strong connection to Canberra and you’re ready to progress your ambition and idea, we want to hear from you.

Expressions of interest are now open for the New Ideas Lab and two exciting Creative Development opportunities in 2024, one of which is dance specific.


Expressions of interest will close 4pm, Monday 4 December 2023.


EOIs Open:   Friday 3 November 2023

Information session:   5.30pm, Tuesday 14 November 2023

EOI Closing Date:   4pm, Monday 4 December 2023

Applicants Notified:   By Friday 15 December 2023


Who can apply?
Individual artists, arts workers, and cultural practitioners who live and work in the ACT and surrounding regions (or have a demonstrated connection to or practice in the ACT); are over 18 years of age; practice across live art forms including theatre, dance, physical theatre and circus, performance art, puppetry, music, film, and theatre design, or have a multi-disciplinary or interdisciplinary arts practice.

Artists, Arts Workers, or Cultural Practitioners who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+, living with disability, linguistically or culturally diverse, or are parents of young children are particularly encouraged to apply.

What dates are available for creative developments?
Applicants will be asked to select two date ranges in order of preference. The following dates are available:

  • 5 – 9 February (Playhouse Reception Room only)

  • 19 – 24 February

  • 1 – 5 April

  • 8 – 12 April

  • 6 – 10 May

  • 13 – 17 May

  • 3 – 7 June

  • 10 – 14 June

  • 24 – 28 June

CTC will aim to facilitate your preference in consultation with you.

What to submit?
Applicants will need to provide information on:

  • the performance you want to develop

  • the resources you require for the development (people, spaces, equipment)

  • a breakdown of the project budget

  • an explanation of how your practice is connected to Canberra

  • examples of previous work

Submissions can be written, or a combination of written and video.
Please submit your application via the link provided.

How is the project budget distributed?
The creative development budget is not awarded as a grant. Final project budget will be determined collaboratively based on the requirements of the project, up to an amount of $10,000, at the discretion of CTC. CTC will manage all project expenses.

CTC are committed to providing accessible and inclusive opportunities to artists with lived experience of disability. If you have access requirements, please get in contact with us before you apply. We will support artists with access requirements to apply for and engage in the creative development. You are welcome to be accompanied by a support person in any engagement with CTC, including in the development of your application.

Need more help?
Applicants are warmly encouraged to get in contact with CTC to discuss their application as they prepare their EOI. Contact Creative Producer Rochelle Whyte at

An online information session presented via Teams, will be held at 5.30pm, Tuesday 14 November. Please email to register your attendance and we will send you a meeting link in the day before the info session.

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