Theatre Fellowships put NSW Artists on centre stage

Griffin Theatre Company Jali by Oliver Twist photo by Estelle YoonThe NSW Government is again partnering with Griffin Theatre Company and Hayes Theatre Co. to deliver two theatre fellowship programs that will help budding NSW artists and practitioners develop new works under the professional mentorship of these renowned companies.

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the Fellowships provide opportunities for NSW artists to produce and stage world-class productions for audiences.

“We are partnering with two of NSW’s most accomplished and successful theatre companies to ensure NSW continues to develop world-class talent and deliver exciting new theatre for audiences across the state,” said Mr Harwin.

“We are proud to continue the NSW Government’s partnership with the Hayes Theatre Co. through the NSW Musical Theatre Fellowship for the second year, and with Griffin Theatre Company through the Incubator Fellowship for the third year. These opportunities will grow the skills of the sector.”

The Incubator Fellowship is valued at $50,000 (including in-kind support). Up to four theatre practitioners in the early stages of their career will be selected for a three month residency at Griffin Theatre where they will develop a new work under the professional mentorship of the company. After the residency a final recipient will be awarded a $30,000 fellowship.

The NSW Musical Theatre Fellowship is valued at $30,000. It offers a composer, musical director and/or creative team to research and develop a new work of musical theatre with the support of Hayes Theatre Co.

The successful applicant or group will be awarded $25,000 in funding along with $5,000 of in-kind support from Hayes Theatre. The applicants will work alongside industry mentors and create a new work for potential presentation at the theatre.

Applications for the two new theatre Fellowships are now open and close on Friday 16 September 2021 at 5.00pm (AEST). For more information, including guidelines and how to apply, visit: for details.

Image: Jali by Oliver Twist – photo by Estelle Yoon