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APACA announces 2017 finalists for Drover performing arts Awards

APACA announces 2017 finalists for Drover performing arts Awards
August 17, 2017

The Australian Performing Arts Centre Association (APACA) has announced the finalists in its 2017 Drover Awards, to be presented at its annual conference in Sydney next week.

Acknowledging the achievements of the companies that have made this commitment, the Drover Awards recognise excellence in the field of regional touring and are presented in three award categories - Tour of the Year, Performing Arts Centre of the Year, and Touring Legend. 

Finalists for 2017 Drover Award ‘Performing Arts Centre of the Year’
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre
Princess Theatre - Launceston

Finalists for 2017 Drover Award 'Tour of the Year' 
Australian Theatre for Young People’s Sugarland - Tour Producer: Performing Lines for Blak Lines
Monkey Baa’s The Peasant Prince - Tour management: Arts on Tour
Patch Theatre’s The Moon's a Balloon
Sydney Dance Company’s ‘Counter Move’ - Tour management: Arts on Tour

A third award, for the ‘Touring Legend’, recognises an outstanding contribution to performing arts touring in Australia. This will be presented by the Federal Arts Minister, Mitch Fifield at the 2017 Performing Arts Exchange (PAX) conference gala dinner at Sydney's Luna Park on Thursday 24th August.

Based at The Concourse, Chatswood from Monday 21st to Thursday 24th August, APACA’s PAX 2017 conference has the theme 'Outside, In’.

The conference will focus on innovative partnerships in performing ars as well as encouraging the industry to look outward and invite people into our arts ecology, to make it richer, more diverse and more inclusive and to highlight the potential partnerships beyond ‘the usual suspects’. 

Robyn Archer will be undertaking the role of PAX’s ‘Thinker-In-Residence’ for the conference.

Click here for more information on the conference in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar. 

14th July 2017 - PERFORMING ARTS SECTOR IMPACTED BY INCREASING COMPETITION FROM SPORT

15th May 2017 - NEW AUSTRALIA COUNCIL GRANTS FOR REGIONAL AND REMOTE ARTS TOURING PROJECTS 

3rd September 2016 - ORANGE CIVIC THEATRE NAMED PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE OF THE YEAR

25th July 2017 - HELPMANN AWARDS RECOGNISE BOOK OF MORMON AS BEST MUSICAL, NICK CAVE AND PATTI SMITH AS TOP CONCERTS 

31st August 2016 - INDIGENOUS PERFORMANCES SHUNNED BY ARTS SECTOR

17th August 2016 - TICKETSERV WELCOMES NEW VICTORIAN VENUES ADOPTING ITS TECHNOLOGY

6th September 2015 - MACKAY VENUE NAMED APACA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE OF THE YEAR

3rd July 2014 - VALUE OF THE ARTS EXPLORED AT APACA’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE


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