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22 October 2015

Victorian artists are leading the charge at the 2016 Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM), with 20 of the 43 participants hailing from our state.

Taking place from 22-26 February in Brisbane, APAM is Australia's premiere arts touring market. The five-day industry event is designed to provide international and national presenters and agents with access to live works by Australian and New Zealand artists, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts.

Held biennially since 1994, APAM brings together directors, agents, presenters and programmers from some of the world's most prestigious festivals and venues. 

A number of national and international tours were generated by Victorian participants in the 2014 event.  For example,  Black Arm Band's full-length work Dirtsong secured a six-city tour to China in August, a six-performance tour in Singapore and Taipei, and a Canadian tour as a result of APAM 2014.

APAM 2016 will feature 28 exciting showcases, including full-length productions and excerpts, as well as 15 work in development pitches.

The market is a vital industry platform for artists to road-test their work in front of international decision-makers and generate export opportunities. Creative Victoria has provided almost $80,000 to support 19 local artists and companies in presenting their work - a full list of grant recipients follows.

The Australian Performing Arts Market is at the Brisbane Powerhouse from 22-26 February 2016.

Visit the website for details

APAM 2016 Grant Recipients

Kate Neal - $7,450
Presentation of an excerpt of 'Semaphore', an interdisciplinary/hybrid arts work.           

Dislocate -$5,500
Presentation of an excerpt of physical theatre/puppetry work 'If these walls could talk?'             

Melanie James Wolf/Savage Amusement - $1,200
Presentation of an excerpt of the theatre work 'Mira Fuchs'      

Roslyn Oades & Collaborators - $6,993
Presentation of an excerpt of the theatre work 'Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday'        

WE3 -$7,900
Presentation of an excerpt of the theatre work 'The Long Pigs' 

Stephanie Lake Company -$6,500
A full-length showcase of the dance work 'Double Blind'              

Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey, Bec Reid and Bindi Green - $1,000
A pitch of 'Five Sort Blasts' - a large scale, site specific work.       

Melinda Hetzel & Co - $6,810
A pitch of 'Fly by Night', large-scale site specific work.   

One Step At A Time Like this - $6,750
For a two day continuous showcase of the outdoor work 'UPSIDEDOWNINSIDEOUT'     

Snuff Puppets - $7,000
For a five day continuous showcase of the large-scale outdoor work 'EVERYBODY'

Erin Milne, Bureau of Works for Joseph O'Farrel $2,000
A pitch of the interdisciplinary work 'The Cabin'

Polyglot Theatre & Papermoon (Indonesia) - $2,000
A pitch of 'Cerita Anak' a large scale outdoor work.         

Black Arm Band - $2,000
A pitch of the music performance 'Grungada'    

Chamber Made Opera - $1,500
A pitch of the music theatre work 'Permission to speak'               

Ilbijerri Theatre Company - $2,000
A pitch of the music theatre work 'Lush Life'      

Back to Back Theatre - $2,000
A pitch of the theatre work 'Lady eats apple'     

Jodee Mundy Collaborations - $2,000
A pitch of the theatre work 'Museum of imagined touch'            

Sisters Grimm - $2,000
A pitch of the theatre work 'Lilith: The Jungle Girl'           

The Rabble - $2,000
A pitch of the theatre work 'Joan'