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Upcoming Webinar – Performing Arts and Local Government

Friday, 10th November 2.30pm (AEDT)

Our webinar series kicks off on Friday 10 November (this Friday!) with Alison Dalziel from Localise.

We know how important Local Government support is for a lot of us. With rate capping and roads, rates and rubbish seemingly being on top of the agenda how do we connect with and inspire Local Government to build the value of what we do and encourage more support?

This webinar is a follow up to our recent conference session on the topic – Alison will present the findings of our original research into Local Government CEO’s attitudes towards the performing arts and delve even deeper into the research.

You don’t need to have attended the conference to get value from this session, but if you’d like to check out the video you can do so here.

Spaces are limited, so be sure to login on time on Friday. Here’s the link to join:



New name for a new era

As you’ve probably noticed, we have a brand new name, symbolising the start of a new era for the organisation. The new name, Performing Arts Connections Australia, or PAC Australia for short, highlights the importance of “connection” to the organisation.

PAC Australia’s new strategic focus reflects the change that the organisation has undergone over the last five years, and its continuing growth as it responds to the evolving arts industry. The new plan is designed to transform the way the Australian performing arts industry creates, connects and delivers extraordinary experiences across the country. It starts with a vision that all Australian communities are connected to stories that shape and reflect their lives, their culture and the places in which they live. Connecting producers, presenters and audiences is central to achieving this.

Curiosity comes next – PAC Australia looks outwards to the new ideas, innovations and issues that are constantly emerging, nationally and globally .By collecting and unpacking the latest thinking and innovation in the arts, and then sharing with Australian performing arts presenters and creators, PAC Australia makes real connections between Australian communities and their stories, and between Australian audiences and the performing arts. It’s all about providing leadership, by sharing best practice and information from around the world with PAC Australia members.

Our new PAC Australia website is on the way, but please get in touch if you’d like to learn more about what’s next for PAC Australia and check out this short video that gives you a feel for our new direction…



PAC Australia is the national peak body representing and supporting performing arts presenters from the iconic Sydney Opera House to remote regional centres.

We support the development of the performing arts throughout Australia with our broad membership including arts centres, independent producers and companies, festivals and performing arts consultants, agencies and funding bodies.

Annually PAC Australia members present in excess 53 000 events, with over 11 million attendances, in an industry valued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in excess of $1.1 billion.

PAC Australia members have the lobbying and advocacy power of Australia’s national performing arts peak body behind them when needed and in front of them leading the way with national strategic initiatives.

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We continue to extend our thanks to TicketServ who were our Principal Technology Partners for the 2017 conference Outside, In.

TicketServ have been long-term supporters of PAC Australia and the industry as a whole.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and emerging.