The next Performing Arts Exchange and PAC Australia Conference MAKING SPACE will be held in Karratha 2-6 September, 2018.

  • Sunday 2 September 6pm – Welcome
  • Monday 3 September 10am-10pm PAX day 1
  • Tuesday 4 September 10am-10pm PAX day 2
  • Wednesday 5 September 10am-10pm Making Space day 1
  • Thursday 6 September 10am- 5pm / 6.30pm-to late, Drover Awards and Conference dinner

Check out the video below for more details, and make sure you follow us on Facebook for updates. Program and registration information will be online in early 2018 – mark the dates in your diary now!



APACA’s 31st annual performing arts conference “Outside, In” and our national Performing Arts Exchange [PAX] took place at The Concourse, Sydney between August 21-24 2017.

We were thrilled to welcome back Robyn Archer as both our ‘Thinker-In-Residence’ for the conference and MC for the Performing Arts Exchange

PAX was this year’s best opportunity to genuinely connect with artists, arts managers, programmers and other industry professionals from right across the country. Importantly, it’s also the prime platform to seek out the shows and projects that will feed your audiences over the coming years.

During Outside, In our international and local speakers focussed on innovative partnerships, we examined our unconscious biases and encouraged our industry to look outward beyond the ‘usual suspects’ and invite people into our business to make it richer and more diverse.

PAX and the PAC Australia conference continue to set the benchmark for intensive professional development and thought leadership in the industry.

At PAC Australia we’re all about connecting people with performance… so, no matter how you connect (or want to connect) with the arts industry, if you work as an independent artist, a major producer, with local government, a remote regional venue or a cultural icon there’s a great conversation to be had.






And a word from our PAX MC and conference Thinker-in-Residence, Robyn Archer:


(You don’t need to be a PAC Australia member to attend PAX or the conference, however significant discounts apply for members – click here for more info on how to join PAC Australia.)

APACA’s 2017 Performing Arts Conference and Performing Arts Exchange was possible thanks to our generous supporters:





Performing Arts Exchange & Conference


Performing Arts Exchange

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, it’s arts funding and advisory body.



Bursary support for South Australian delegates generously provided by: