Australian Major Performing Arts Group
This year’s nominees in the 41 categories of the Helpmann awards nominations come from a wide range of disciplines reflecting and celebrating our diverse and rich performing arts Australian landscape.
A strong and vibrant theatre ecology is one that nurtures its talent, explores its creative expressions, and revitalises its work and its audience.
Queensland Ballet’s Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic Romeo & Juliet is now the company’s highest-selling ballet, breaking a 54-year box office record.
The Australian Chamber Orchestra continues its inventive partnerships with other art forms.
Musica Viva In Schools' interactive whiteboard and digital learning resources were included in The Guardian's list of ten global R&D projects that are changing arts and culture.
Opera Australia has launched a new regional scholarship program for senior secondary students.
2013 was a very good year for audience opportunities and engagement. You can find out where companies went and how they engaged across the last four years through our MPA interactive performing arts map.
In Australia, private sector support provided 14 per cent of total revenue of the major performing arts companies in 2012. And that support is on the rise.
Philanthropists have dug deep for the Sydney Dance Company, funding fully subsidised places on the company’s DancEd Program for 250 Queensland students.
Belvoir has had a busy June with more dates coming up in the next few months around the globe with Thyestes, The Wild Duck, Conversation Piece and Stories I Want to Tell You in Person.
How does a performing arts company preserve its live performances for the enjoyment and education of future generations?
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is effectively doubling the number of positions available in its Fellowship program from 2015, with places for up to 17 young musicians.
The Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG) believes that the extent to which the cuts announced to Arts funding in the Budget will impact on arts innovation and vibrancy will take some time to fully understand.
While we are pleased that the major performing arts companies and key organisations triennial funding has been spared paring in the Budget, AMPAG is concerned about the inevitable broader impact to the arts sector of the $87.1 million in savings, including cuts to the Australia Council of $28.2 million.
AMPAG has called for a strong arts component to be retained in the Australian Curriculum, endorsing the five separate subject areas of music, dance, drama, visual arts and media arts.