Early Bird Registrations and First Program Announcements for APAX 2022 Have Landed

Early Bird Registrations and First Program Announcements for APAX 2022 Have Landed

APAX will be presented in-person at NIDA, Sydney from 5-9 September with options to attend online via livestream.

The Australian Performing Arts Exchange (APAX) has evolved from an arts market and a conference into a single national gathering of more than 400 performing arts workers to develop tours and cultivate the partnerships that support the ongoing creation and presentation of Australian performing arts.

As the sector continues to work through an endlessly disruptive pandemic, APAX is creating space for artists, presenters and producers to collectively grapple with the future of touring and presentation.

The last (nearly) three years compels us all to reflect and re-examine our purpose on a personal, organisation and sector level. With so many new factors influencing audience behaviour and the way we work, it’s time to take the time to step back from day to day demands and recalibrate. The 2022 program provides the time, space and inspiration to focus on purpose, put this thinking into immediate action and formulate the plan to communicate it to audiences.

Alongside a range of pitching, showcasing and networking opportunities, the gathering supports the professional development of delegates, showcases sector innovation and best practice and supports industry renewal through knowledge exchange.

In 2022 APAX is introducing a new model to maximise the valuable delegate connection time during the event. Bringing the best of the digital format of the last two years into 2022, this new model will see the majority of pitches delivered in advance of the in-person APAX gathering, over 4 x 90 minute sessions.

APAX believes that the in-person APAX gathering should be a place for deeper discussions about work and for artists, producers and presenters to have the time and space to really uncover those opportunities for collaboration. By moving pitches into an Advance Pitching Program, they are freeing up time for conversations and convergences to take place.

By receiving earlier expressions of interest via the Advance Pitching Program, producers and artists are also enabled to have more targeted conversations during APAX, and therefore stand on firmer ground post-APAX when building a tour or looking to confirm an engagement. 

The Advance Pitching program is included with all APAX registrations and these 90 minutes sessions will be delivered on Tuesday, 16th August; Thursday, 18th August; Tuesday, 23rd August; and Thursday, 25th August.

The pitching program and next program announcements will land in mid-June and published in the APAX Program

Early bird pricing stays in effect until 29 July. To learn more about APAX 2022, and register click here