Australian Major Performing Arts Group
Building relationships between companies internationally is about seizing opportunities as they arise, and nurturing a collegiate approach.
World Ballet Day is fast approaching—and The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, and San Francisco Ballet have partnered to provide viewers with 23 hours of live behind-the-scenes footage, with an inside look at professional ballet companies in the studio, on tour, and in performance.
Sam Strong, announced this month as Queensland Theatre Company’s new Artistic Director, has a big ambition for the company.
‘I'm looking forward to teaming up with Queensland artists to take our theatre around the state, around the nation and around the world,’ he said.
AMPAG congratulates the new federal Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, on his appointment.
On Thursday 23 July, students from the Victorian College of the Deaf (VCD) joined music educator and workshop facilitator Karen Kyriakou and British-born practising and profoundly deaf musician Danny Lane for a day of musical exploration with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Managing Director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Rory Jeffes thinks not. At a Currency House breakfast last month, Mr Jeffes said building individual confidence and a collaborative workplace contribute equally to success on both the concert stage and the boardroom.
It’s a wild and wonderful ride in the majors’ 2016 seasons—and here we highlight the 15 major performing arts companies that have launched so far. Their programs feature a lot of new home-grown work, and Australian premieres of new international work.
Revenue from private giving, corporate sponsorship and fundraising events in the major performing arts sector continued to grow in 2014, increasing by 9.7 per cent to $78.6 million from $71.7 million in 2013.
Malthouse Theatre is taking its award winning production of The Shadow King to London’s Barbican Centre in 2016.
Australia’s arts events and activities have been found to be more popular with international tourists than our sporting activities, with 38 per cent of overseas visitors to Australia in 2013 doing at least one arts activity during their stay, as opposed to 6 per cent attending an organised sporting fixture.