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state exchange

Fostering collaboration across state and territory boundaries

Australia’s great size isn’t always conducive to successful collaborations. Through the State Exchange program Playwriting Australia supports artists to collaborate across the country by contributing to travel and accommodation expenses.

Whether for a Tasmanian playwright who has found the perfect dramaturg in Cairns, or for an independent theatre company in Fremantle who wants to create a piece of verbatim theatre with an experienced Sydney playwright, a State Exchange grant can help make it happen.

State Exchange grants are available up to a maximum of $2,000 for support of travel and accommodation costs only. Proposed activities must support the further development of a new Australian theatre work and must include one member of the creative team with at least one professional production credit.


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Photo Credit: The creative development of ‘I’m Your Man’ by Roslyn Oades, the photographer is Bill Reda and the performers pictured (left-right) are: Justin Rosniak, Mohammed Ahmad, John Shrimpton & Katia Molino.

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