SOFITEL BRISBANE CENTRAL

Sofitel Brisbane Central

Sofitel Brisbane Central is the official hotel for APAM 2018 and will be the venue for The Exchange – a program which includes thirty display Booths, curated conversations and will provide a focal point for networking, meetings and the exchange of ideas.

The Exchange will be accessible to exhibitors and delegates from 9am – 12noon, Tuesday 20 – Thursday 22 February with no competing Showcases or Pitches during this time. At midday, complimentary buses will be provided to transport all delegates from the Sofitel to the day’s primary performance venue. 

The Sofitel Brisbane Central is located in the Brisbane CBD, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane QLD 4000.

20 February

ZOOM IN: ON THE STATE OF CIRCUS & PHYSICAL THEATRE


@ Thyme² Restaurant| Sofitel Brisbane Central

2 hrs » 8:00am - 10:00am
A breakfast gathering

Contemporary circus in Australia continues to flourish and grow – check out all the latest in this Zoom In session.

EXCHANGE

ART IN OUR BACKYARD


Art in our Backyard @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

arTour, Country Arts WA, Tasmania Performs, Regional Arts Victoria, Artback NT, Critical Stages, Arts on Tour NSW, Performing Lines and Performing Lines WA.

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ARTIFAX


Artifax @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Artifax event management software is used by hundreds of organisations worldwide, including production companies, arts centres, theatres, museums, galleries, councils and universities.

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AUSDANCE QLD


Ausdance Qld @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

The lead industry body for dance in Queensland, Ausdance Qld is committed to providing promotion, advocacy and industry development for Queensland dance through strong local, regional, national and international networks.

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AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS LOUNGE


Australia Council for the Arts @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body.

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BLACK HOLE THEATRE & THEATRE RESEARCH INSTITUTE


Black Hole Theatre / Theatre Research Institute @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Extraordinary sustainable theatre.

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BUREAU OF WORKS / INTIMATE SPECTACLE


Intimate Spectacle & Bureau of Works @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

post, Branch Nebula, Nick Power, Patrick Nolan / Philippe Bachman, Theatre Kantaka, Cambodian Space Project, one step at a time like this, Triage Live Art Collective, Jodee Mundy Collaborations, Samara Hersch & Collaborators, InFlux Theatre; Slown, Smalle

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CINARS / QUEBEC ON STAGE


CINARS / Quebec on Stage @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

CINARS is a Canadian not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to promote and support the export of the performing arts.

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CIRCUS OZ


Circus Oz @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Circus Oz is celebrating 40 years of fabulous Australian circus.

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CRE8ION


Cre8ion @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Cre8ion is a dynamic producing house creating unique tourable works across the arts genres.

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CREATE NSW & THEATRE NETWORK NSW


Create NSW & Theatre Network NSW @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Supporting NSW artists, practitioners and organisations to undertake international partnerships, exchanges and tours.

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CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND – THE ARTS COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND


Creative New Zealand @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Creative New Zealand connects high quality New Zealand art and artists with international markets and audiences.

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CREATIVE VICTORIA


Creative Victoria @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Creative Victoria is the state government body dedicated to championing, growing and supporting Victoria's creative industries.

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CULTURE AND THE ARTS WA


WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Investing in and supporting the future of WA's professional performing artists and organisations.

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CULTURELINK SINGAPORE


CultureLink Singapore @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

CultureLink Singapore is an international arts management and consulting agency that connects inspiring ideas, people, and places across cultures and continents.

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DANCENORTH


Dancenorth @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Dancenorth is a contemporary dance company based in Townsville, Tropical North Queensland.

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DFAT INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS GRANTS PROGRAM


DFAT International Relations Grants Program @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

DFAT's Foundations, Councils and Institutes support the Government's foreign policies and economic diplomacy interests.

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EVENTFINDA'S BREAKAWAY SPACE


Eventfinda @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Eventfinda is Australia’s only ticketing software built on an event and live entertainment marketing platform.

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FIRST PEOPLES MUSIC


First Peoples Music @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Journey Australia’s contemporary songlines and discover the sounds of Australia from Darwin to Adelaide, Brisbane to Perth.

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FIRST PEOPLES PERFORMING ARTS LOUNGE


First Peoples Performing Arts @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

A one-stop shop to meet leaders of Australia’s First Peoples performing arts.

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GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY


Griffith University @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Be Remarkable - Ranked #1 in Australia for Creative Arts.

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INTIMATE SPACE


Restless Dance Theatre @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

20 mins + intro » 9:00am - 9:20am
Tuesday - Thursday

A series of experiential dance theatre works set in a hotel that challenges themes of visibility, authority, self-worth and relationships.

SHOWCASE DANCE

JOBURG CITY THEATRES


Joburg City Theatres @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Joburg City Theatres operates Joburg Theatre, Roodepoort Theatre and Soweto Theatre in order to provide quality, well managed and accessible theatre entertainment to the citizens of Johannesburg.

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LA BOITE THEATRE COMPANY


La Boite Theatre Company @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

La Boite is a story of people, passion, purpose and place.

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MADE IN ADELAIDE - SOUTH AUSTRALIA


Arts South Australia @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Arts South Australia funds local artists and arts organisations, the State’s collections and the assets that house them and drives the national and international promotion of South Australian art.

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MEET THE MAKERS


@ St Germain Room | Sofitel Brisbane Central

30 mins per session » 9:00am - 10:30am
Tuesday & Thursday

Take a trip into the artistic minds of art-makers from around the globe.

EXCHANGE

MONKEY BAA THEATRE COMPANY


Monkey Baa Theatre Company @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Monkey Baa Theatre Company celebrates the diversity of Australian stories and literature, creating, presenting and touring theatre and education programs for audiences aged 0-18.

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NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL, SINGAPORE


National Arts Council, Singapore @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Join the National Arts Council, Singapore, and our artists for a conversation about opportunities in the Singapore arts scene, how we work with international partners and our efforts in connecting communities and the world to Singapore through the arts.

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NATIONAL TOURING SELECTOR


Country Arts SA / National Touring Selector @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

The NTS is a flexible digital tool that encourages conversation and collaboration between producers and presenters.

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NW GROUP


NW Group @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

NW Group provides provide audio, lighting, staging, vision rental and production services.

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PLAYLAB


Playlab @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Playlab has been identifying and nurturing new writing for the theatre through development programs and publication for 45 years.

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SHAUN PARKER & COMPANY


Shaun Parker & Company @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Shaun Parker & Company is one of Australia’s most wide-reaching dance companies, having toured work to 18 countries over the past seven years.

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SHOCK THERAPY PRODUCTIONS & THE FARM


Shock Therapy Productions & The Farm @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Two Gold Coast companies making meaningful, thought provoking and entertaining contemporary performance.

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TASDANCE


Tasdance @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

Tasdance - A company of dancer-makers with a daring approach to contemporary dance.

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ZOOM IN: ON RESIDENCIES IN AUSTRALIA & ABROAD


@ Ballroom 2 | Sofitel Brisbane Central

1 hr 15 mins » 9:00am - 10:15am

Everything you need to know about arts residencies from those in the know.

EXCHANGE

ŚLĄSK SONG AND DANCE ENSEMBLE


'ŚLĄSK' Song and Dance Ensemble @ Sofitel Brisbane Central

3 hrs » 9:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday

'ŚLĄSK' Song and Dance Ensemble is an ambassador of Polish national and folk culture and one of the most recognisable Polish artistic brands.

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SPEED DATING


@ Ballroom 1 | Sofitel Brisbane Central

2 hrs » 9:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday - Thursday

Take a ‘one-on-one’ date with a presenter and see where it leads…

EXCHANGE

GLOBAL SNAPSHOTS: FESTIVAL EDITION


@ Ballroom 3 | Sofitel Brisbane Central

1 hr 30 mins » 10:30am - 12:00pm

A snapshot into the creative visions of some of the world’s most dynamic festivals.

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WORKSHOP: HOW TO LISTEN WHEN YOUR DATA IS TALKING


@ Ballroom 2 | Sofitel Brisbane Central

1 hr 30 mins » 10:30am - 12:00pm

Are your tickets talking to you? Do you know how to listen? Learn to take ownership of your data.

EXCHANGE

21 February

MORNING WATER WAKE-UP


@ Sofitel Pool | Sofitel Brisbane Central

45 mins » 8:00am - 8:45am

Need to clear your head before the biggest day in the APAM program? Then bring your favourite aqua-cozzie/togs/trunks up to the Sofitel Pool for some early(ish) morning water aerobics fun!

EXCHANGE

ZOOM IN: BLAKDANCE PRESENTER SERIES


@ Ballroom 3 | Sofitel Brisbane Central

1 hr 30 mins » 9:00am - 10:30am

Charting new territories with the BlakDance Presenter Series.

EXCHANGE

ZOOM IN: THE BIG ANXIETY LONG TABLE


@ Bastille Room| Sofitel Brisbane Central

1 hr 30 mins » 9:00am - 10:30am

You’re invited to take your seat at the Long Table to ask the big questions…

EXCHANGE

SOFTLY SPOKEN, LOUDLY HEARD: THE POWER OF THE ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY


@ Ballroom 2 | Sofitel Brisbane Central

1 hr 30 mins » 10:30am - 12:00pm

This very special mid-week keynote welcomes Professor Cynthia Schneider to lead a critical and exciting dialogue, dissecting through relevant case studies the future of our softy spoken, but powerful industry.

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22 February

ZOOM IN: ON SINGAPORE


@ Bastille Room | Sofitel Brisbane Central

60 mins » 9:00am - 10:00am

Zoom In: On Singapore invites APAM delegates to a conversation about the latest developments in Singapore’s performing arts landscape.

EXCHANGE

TALKING CIRCLES: APAM’S ROUND TABLE EVENT


@ Ballroom 2 & 3 | Sofitel Brisbane Central

2 hrs » 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join industry professionals at a round table session, your quick-fire conversation starter.

EXCHANGE