For the first time since Anywhere Theatre Festival began in the Brisbane flood soaked days of 2011, we are opening up registrations to artists and performers outside Brisbane to make Anywhere Theatre Festival statewide.
What is Anywhere Theatre Festival?
Anywhere Theatre Festival is a festival of performance anywhere but a theatre and exhibitions anywhere but a gallery
Music in Toowoomba alleys, theatre in Mackay back yards, poetry in Nossa cafes, exhibitions in Cairns lounge rooms. It is all possible for the first time with the 2017 Anywhere Theatre Festival throughout Queensland.
Present your work in an unusual space where you don’t pay huge theatre rental rates, a place that attracts people who don’t normally go to theatre, a place that is your setting instead of having to build it and is also a manageable size for you to perform in instead of having to fit in managed spaces that are too big for your requirements and do creatively interesting work that audiences want to to see?
Anyone with a creative vision for performance anywhere but a theatre can register and we are here to support you to achieve your goals, whether you are an emerging or more established artist.
- REGISTER your performance anywhere but a theatre or exhibition anywhere but a gallery by 15 February 2017.
- Confirm your event details by 28 February 2017.
- Launch is 14 March 2017
- Anywhere Theatre Festival runs 4-21 May 2017.
New to Anywhere Theatre Festival and want to know more about the process? Check out this LINK.
WHAT DOES REGISTERING GET ME?
- Access to experienced Anywhere Theatre Festival personnel
- An event listing/tile in the Queensland wide Festival printed guide with local
- A unique show page with ticket buying click-through on www.anywherefest.com
- Ticketing and box office management (with a simple ticket fee much lower than other festivals and on par with online ticketing agencies)
- Free access to monthly online and in-person Artist Workshops
- Location banners and front of house resources for your performance space
- Tickets to the Anywhere Theatre Festival Launch Party and Awards Night
- Be eligible for an Anywhere Award for presenting an amazing show!
- Participant pass to Anywhere Theatre Festival shows (where capacity allows)
- Be part of a huge active online community of independent artists
- Potential to be highlighted in features/advertising/in media partner publications and online
- Anywhere Reviews and Photographs to critique your show and provide fantastic imagery.
PLUS SOME NEW STUFF IN 2017!
- Inclusion in the Ipswich Festival program for events running in Ipswich between 4-14 May
- And for the first time since 2012 your public liability costs during the festival are covered. Yep.
Please note: Your event is not official until payment is received.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
For presenters, and artists:
- Visual Arts Exhibitions and Free unticketed events: $80
- Ticketed event with 1 instances: $150
- Ticketed event with 2 or more instances: $250
Participation Fees are GST Free
WHAT ARTISTS THINK
“Lo and behold, THEATRE IS NOT JUST FOR THEATRES! Can you believe it?
Without the Anywhere Theatre Festival, a company like mine may never get the exposure it needs to launch independently. It has provided me with an audience base, a mailing list of over 400 people, some profit to share and the means to create work outside the festival as well! ‘”Important” is an understatement!” – Daniel Gough, The Suicide Ensemble
Anywhere Theatre Festival participants state it reduces the average cost of presenting from $12,903 in a theatre to $1,023 with Anywhere Theatre Festival.