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Canberra Theatre Centre celebrates its largest ever cohort of NEW WORKS residencies in 2022!

In 2022, we’ve been able to work with seven local artists across various residencies.

The New Ideas Lab successfully saw four artists participate in one week of conceptual development to evolve their new ideas and performances. Consisting of talks, workshops, and support from industry mentors and Canberra Theatre Centre staff, the Lab provides different perspectives that help to drive thinking, planning and dreaming about creative ideas.

New Ideas Lab – Artists & Projects:

  • Nick Delatovic – Body of Work
  • Carolyn Eccles – Glen Meringuey
  • Claire Holland – Girlboss, Gatekeep, Gaslight
  • Mark Salvestro – The Queen’s City of the South

New Works also offered professional Canberra artists a one-week residency for the creative development of a new performance. The week includes access to the Courtyard Studio, with venue and associated costs covered, including technical support. Canberra Theatre Centre facilitates an industry-only showing at the end of the week to support the future of the work.

Creative Development – Artists & Projects:

  • Liz Lea – Diamond
  • Christopher Samuel Carroll – Commitment to the Cause

We also supported a number of other independent Canberra Artists and Organisations to develop and present work at Canberra Theatre Centre, including:

  • Melanie Lane – Mountain Creative Development
  • QL2 Dance Exchange – Terra Firma
  • Canberra Youth Theatre – 50th Anniversary 2022 Performance Season
  • Heartstrings Theatre – Urinetown
  • Bold Festival – Shakedown Cabaret + Trivia

In the first 12 months of the program New Works has employed 42 artists, created 50 full time paid weeks work for artists, and supported the development or presentation of 9 original performance works created by ACT artists.

Find out more about New Works.

See what local artists had to say about New Works at Canberra Theatre Centre.