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PERFORMANCE HUBS PUTS ARTISTS ON THE MAP

A groundbreaking new performing arts initiative will bring more independent theatre and dance works to the stage.

Management and production services (MAPS) will provide independent Australian theatre and dance artists with subsidised production, management, touring and marketing support.

MAPS is a partnership between the Australia Council for the Arts and arts funding agencies in the Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia.

Australia Council chief executive Kathy Keele said MAPS would serve to incubate new creative work.

‘Some of the most exciting new work in the country is being produced by independent artists and small companies working on a shoestring.

‘MAPS provides a flexible support structure that frees these artists from administration so they can focus on what they do best – creating work.

‘Through MAPS they will be able to tap into the skills, networks and infrastructure normally only available to artists working for established arts organisations,’ Kathy said.

MAPS will be delivered by Performing Lines in Western Australia, Strut & Fret in Victoria and  a partnership between Metro Arts and Brisbane Powerhouse in Queensland.

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