PAC Australia announces program for APAX 2020

Australian-Chamber-Orchestra's-There's-a-Sea-in-My-Bedroom photo-by-Christie-BrewsterFeaturing an exciting line up of presenters, producers, artists and thought leaders, all ready to talk about what’s next for the performing arts sector, APAX 2020, will be delivered online in twelve sessions over six weeks, commencing Tuesday 11 August and consisting of a mix of arts market sessions and professional development content.

“Although we can’t yet meet face to face, we have distilled the key aspects of our annual four-day event to keep us connected and working towards a future when we can all sit in the theatre together again,” said PAC Australia Executive Director Katherine Connor.

The professional development sessions will feature both Australian and international contributors, and cover a range of topics that will support attendees as they consider the way forward for their practice and organisations. The Arts Market will feature a range of both producers and presenters as they update the industry on their future plans and share their experiences.

“Building tours is not the primary outcome of APAX 2020 – exchanging ideas, providing updates and providing the platform to initiate conversations about what is possible, will be the focus,” said Connor.

Two key changes will also allow APAX 2020 to welcome a broader spectrum of attendees. This year, registration fees will cover organisations rather than individuals, to allow the sharing of sessions with team members who may not normally be able to attend, or tag-teaming for a busy organisation. Registration has also become more flexible, so that attendees can build their participation in a way that suits their diary, their interests, and their budget.

“If you haven’t got the time to log in to all sessions, but you desperately want to hear internationally renowned Nina Simon talk about audience relevance, you can!” said Connor. “If you’ve never attended before, it’s also a great opportunity to experience APAX without having to travel.”

Those interested in the Arts Market are encouraged to sign up prior to the first sessions to maximise the accessible content. For more information, and to register, visit: for details.

Image: Australian Chamber Orchestra’s There’s a Sea in My Bedroom – photo by Christie Brewster