Community Presenter Professional Development Funding

Community Presenter Professional Development Funding

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, WA Showcase has been postponed to later in the year. As the Community Presenter Meeting is placed to sit alongside WA Showcase we are postponing the event; therefore, this funding is currently paused until further notice.

In the meantime we invite you to take part in our new statewide presenter teleconference catch ups by adding your details here.

Want to learn more about presenting performing arts in your community, connect with key arts industry contacts and be inspired by national international keynote speakers?

We have a fantastic opportunity for regional community presenters to join us in Perth for five days of learning, connecting and inspiration. And we have funding to get you there!

Delegates at WA Showcase 2019. Picture by Deprimo Photography.

The funding covers your travel expenses, accommodation and full registration fees at WA Showcase including extra masterclasses and meals allowance.

You are invited to a meeting of new and experienced community presenters, taking place later in the year (TBC, 2020). We discuss key issues and challenges with presenting performing arts events in regional communities. It is a great opportunity to learn from fellow presenters as they share their ideas and provide advice based on their experiences. The chance to meet face to face with presenters in a similar situation to you is invaluable. In previous years solid networks have been created and ongoing relationships forged.

Immerse yourself in WA Showcase, a four-day performing arts conference facilitated by CircuitWest for regional presenters.

Learn from keynote speakers on topics such as marketing, audience development, community engagement and much more. See new WA shows pitched and meet producers and performers in networking opportunities throughout.

Why you should join us:

  • Firstly, we have funding – so your costs are covered
  • Connect with other community presenters
  • Ask the questions about presenting you have always wanted to ask
  • Meet Regional Arts WA staff in person
  • Networking opportunities with arts organisations and funding bodies
  • Be exposed to new shows to present in your community
  • Meet producers and performers face-to-face
  • New ideas, knowledge and inspiration in bucket loads!

Key dates

  • Funding currently paused
  • Community Presenter Meeting – Date TBC
  • WA Showcase – Date TBC

How to apply

Discussions and networking at WA Showcase 2019. Picture by Deprimo Photography.


2019 Community Presenter Meeting and Tech Degustation Tour hosted by Regional Arts WA

As first time novice presenters we found the tour very informative. […] The information with regard to various venues was also very enlightening. The question time also provided good information with regard to a variety of subjects relating to both the arts and events.
Tania Tucker, Newman Chamber of Commerce and Industry

It has informed our discussions with producers and we are in a much better position to be able to articulate what resources we have (we’re already in the process of producing a venue spec for our main buildings). It’s shown that we can explore the possibilities of a space, and made me more confident about approaching producers to see if there is scope to pare things down to suit what we have.
Laura Adams, Frankland River Community Resource Centre

WA Showcase 2019 hosted by CircuitWest

Showcase was very insightful into creative leadership, and community engagement. One of the major areas we struggle with in Mukinbudin (like many regional towns) is community engagement and getting people interested in shows. I found that Showcase pushed me think outside the box when it comes to engaging the community. I also like the idea of making a show more than just a show by incorporating various activities, such as a pre-show activity in the lobby.
Alyce Ventris, Mukinbudin Community Resource Centre

This was a great experience for me […] It also gave me a great opportunity to meet new people from my area as well as others from around the state which has opened up collaboration opportunities as well as the social benefits.
Kaytlyn Brownley, Bruce Rock Community Resource Centre

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