FIRST NATIONS EXCHANGE

BLAKDANCE, AUSTRALIA COUNCIL AND BRISBANE POWERHOUSE PRESENT A FIRST NATIONS EXCHANGE

INFORMATION ON FIRST NATIONS EXCHANGE

The First Nations Exchange is for market ready First Nations performing artists and producers from around the world. It will build on the Tri-Nations market development goals at APAM 2016.

For the first time this program will run over the entire week of APAM weaving a journey of engagement for artists, producers and presenters. This is a significant opportunity for global indigenous performing arts sectors from around the world to network, increase visibility and mobilisation and promote Indigenous led market development discussion and outcomes.

This program is open to Global First Nations performing artists, producers and companies including official APAM Showcase and Pitch artists.

The First Nations Exchange is spearheaded by an evening of performance, The Original Peoples’ Party on Tuesday, 20 February 2018.

MEET THE LEADERS

The First Nations Exchange program design is led by an international Tri Nation’s curatorial advisory group: Ben Graetz (Muran, Malak Malak and Badu Island), Angela Flynn (Tiwi, Larrakia and Chinese), Dolina Wehipeihana (Ngati Tukorehe, Ngati Raukawa), Amber Curreen (Ngāpuhi, Pākehā), Jacob Boehme (Narangga and Kaurna), Patti Shaughnessy (Curve Lake First Nation, Wshkiigimong) and Denise Boulduc (Anishinaabe, Lake Superior territory and member of the Batchewana First Nation).

OUTCOMES

  • High level skill sharing within Global Indigenous performing arts sector to create, produce and tour more Indigenous performing arts productions
  • Increase international inter-cultural exchange and collaboration
  • Mobilise Indigenous performing arts through showcasing more Indigenous performing arts during the market, while simultaneously working with presenters to develop their capacity to program more Indigenous performing arts
  • Building and maintaining high level capacity of Indigenous producers and self-managed artists to work within and navigate the market context
  • Nurture market ready Indigenous artists and producers to penetrate the market and develop long term relationships with presenters and producers
  • Consolidate international First Nations performing arts alliance

ELIGIBILITY 

This opportunity is open to Global First Nations artists, producers, presenters and companies. 

For Australian participants, please check the general eligibility requirements on the Australia Council website.

SELECTION PROCESS 

The program is open to all First Nations market experienced First Nations APAM 2018 delegates however, places are limited and awarded via an expression of interest.

All applications will be assessed and notified by week commencing 11 December 2017.

For international applications, please contact your domestic funding agency.

TIMELINE 

Mid October 2017

First Nation Exchange: Call for expressions of interest (EOIs) from artists and arts workers to participate in First Nations Exchange via Australia Council website
Wednesday 25 October 2017 APAM 2018 program launched and registration and EOI opens
Midnight Friday 17 November 2017 AEDT

Deadline for all EOI applications

Monday 20 - Friday 1 December 2017 Assessment of EOI's
Week commencing 11 December 2017

Successful and unsuccessful EOI applicants advised

Saturday 17 February 2018 First Nations Exchange participants arrive in Brisbane (if not from Brisbane)
Sunday 18 - Friday 23 February 2018 First Nations Exchange 

QUESTIONS

Australia Council Contact

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Australia Council directly: 

Ellen Dwyer, Project Officer, International Projects on 02 9215 9051 or e.dwyer@australiacouncil.gov.au

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