LPA Announces Independent Producers Summit
After taking on the membership and functions of Independent Producers Australia in July 2012, LPA is proud to present the second ever Independent Producers Summit at the Adelaide Festival Centre on Thursday 7 March 2013.
This full day event will provide an opportunity for emerging and established independent producers to learn from each other, talk about building a resilient business, meet with presenters and tell LPA what you want from your representative body and funding agencies. And of course, there will be the all important Schmooze drinks at the end of the day.
The event will take place during the world renowned Adelaide Fringe and Adelaide Festival – providing a fantastic opportunity to see some great work, and build international contacts during your visit as well.
Registrations will open in January 2013. If you are not an LPA member and want to be advised when registrations open – please email: email@example.com
Transfer of Independent Producers Australia membership and functions to Live Performance Australia
At a Special General Meeting held on 16 July 2012, the membership of Independent Producers Australia (IPA) voted to wind up IPA and transfer the membership and remaining funds to Live Performance Australia (LPA).
LPA has agreed to utilize the IPA funds to conduct an Independent Producers Summit similar to the inaugural event held in Brisbane in September 2011 or similar producer development activity. These activities are a natural extension of LPA’s Producer Development Program, which was established in 2009 to provide professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities for new and established producers.
More broadly, LPA has agreed to carry on the work and ambition of IPA regarding the development of Independent Producers. LPA will be establishing an IPA working group managed by Suzanne Daley, Director Policy & Programs, comprised of members of the former IPA Board - to give advice and direction on Independent Producer training and mentorship programs - and to continue to have input into the existing Australia Council Independent Producers grant funding rounds.
As part of the transfer of membership, all current members of IPA who were not already members of LPA will receive a complimentary membership of LPA for the financial year 2012-2013.
If you are an Independent Producer and would like more information about membership of Live Performance Australia – please contact Suzanne Daley, Director Policy & Programs on 03 9614 1111 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Annual Membership fee (2012-2013) for Emerging/ Non Full Time Producers is $336.00 (inc GST). An application for membership can be made by any person carrying on a business as a producer is subject to approval by the LPA Executive Council.
Funding and Support for Australian Independent Producers
Australia Council for the Arts Initiatives
The Australia Council for the Arts will not be continuing the Independent Producers Initiative which provided grants to support independent producers to develop their business and support long term sustainability of artists’ work. The Boot Camp initiative held in early 2012 will also not be offered again in 2012/13.
On a positive note, the Australia Council has announced that JUMP: the National Mentoring Scheme for Early Career Artists has been extended to Producers for the first time.
The JUMP program is specifically focused on individuals and groups in the first 5 years of professional practice.
Under the 2012/13 JUMP Mentorship program, the Australia Council will offer grants to artists and producers to undertake mentorships in all Australia Council art forms as follows:
• Applicants will be able to apply to the Australia Council for funds to support their self designed mentorship program which includes a public outcomes from the mentorship.
• Grants of $10k for individuals and up to $20k for groups will be offered.
• The program will provide grants for up to 30 individuals and 10 groups in 2012/13.
• The mentorship fee is not included in the grant application and will be a standard amount of $2000 for individuals and $2500 for groups. This is based on approximately 40 and 50 contact hours respectively.
You can read more about JUMP, including application details here
Applications open: 3 September 2012
Applications close: 19 October 2012
Decisions advised: December 2012
Potential applicants are encouraged to review all the information on the JUMP page and on the Australia Council website. If after reading this information you wish to discuss your proposal, please contact:
Program Officer, Early Career Artists and Producers Programs
Phone 02 9215 9129, Email: email@example.com
Toll-free 1800 226 912 TTY 1800 555 677
The best way to keep up to date on Australia Council initiatives for early career artists and producers, is to follow ArtStart (@ArtsStartGrants) and JUMP Mentoring (@JUMPmentoring) on Facebook or Twitter.
Myer Foundation - Funding Opportunities for Artists
Applications are open until Friday 10 August 2012 for the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships. The Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships support individual artists, arts workers and thought leaders in the humanities.
Artists must be nominated to receive a Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship. The nominating party can be an industry colleague, artist, arts manager, or someone appropriate to speak to the value of the nominee’s artistic practice or work as a thought leader in the humanities.
Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship recipients receive $80,000 per year for two years. The grant is paid in four, six-monthly instalments of $40,000.
Further information can be found at the Myer Foundation website.