PICA and NEXT WAVE X | Co-commission

Call out for Expressions of Interest

PICA and Next Wave invites expressions of interest from Western Australia’s emerging artists and collectives working across live art, dance, theatre and interdisciplinary practice to develop a new contemporary performance work to be presented in Melbourne at Next Wave Festival in 2018 and in Perth at PICA’s Reckless Acts in 2019.

Next Wave x is Next Wave’s new co-commissioning program which will develop seven ambitious projects in partnership with lead organisations around the country, including PICA, ACE Open, Dance House, Liquid Architecture, Metro Arts, Vital Statistix and West Space.

Reckless Acts is PICA’s bold new interdisciplinary presentation program that stretches throughout PICA’s heritage building over three weeks every January.

The commissioned artist/collective will receive support from both PICA and Next Wave x, including:

Support for 2 stages of creative developments to be undertaken at PICA in 2017 and 2018 including:

  • Use of PICA’s Performance Space and access to venue equipment
  • Venue technical staff for each stage, including industry showings
  • Photo and video documentation for each development
  • Marketing support through inclusion in the PICA Guide, website and social media
  • Assistance from PICA’s Producer, Production Manager and Communications team
  • $2,000 towards artists fees for each creative development

Support for premiere presentation in Next Wave Festival 2018, including:

  • An assigned Associate Producer
  • Assistance seeking further funding
  • Assistance securing a venue for the work in Melbourne
  • Support with negotiating partnerships and accessing resources for the completion of the project
  • Assistance with developing budgeting and project management skills
  • Some marketing and publicity support
  • Assistance with risk assessment and management
  • Ticketing through Next Wave’s ticketing system
  • Regular feedback on the conceptual development of their project
  • $15,000 cash

Support for a 1-week presentation in RECKLESS ACTS 2019, including:

  • Use of PICA’s Performance Space and access to venue equipment
  • Technical and front of house staff for the season
  • A Marketing package to the value of $3,500
  • Assistance from PICA’s Producer, Production Manager and Communications team
  • $3,500 cash

Submit your Expression of Interest here.

  • EOI’s will be accepted via Recruiterbox until 11:59pm Monday August 7.

    Please download this ONLINE FORM and submit with your EOI in Recruiterbox.

    Applicants will be notified of the final outcome in late August 2017.

  • Partnership

    Next Wave & PICA