Performing Arts Centre of the Year
Nominations are now OPEN for the 2013 Drover Award for Performing Arts Centre of the Year.
The APACA Drover Awards were instigated in 2003 to recognise excellence in performing arts touring. The purpose of the awards is to:
- Acknowledge the skill and expertise required for touring
- Promote the importance of touring for APACA members
- Encourage excellence
- Reward and show our appreciation for the excellence, hard work and dedication demonstrated by touring companies
A Drover Award is awadred for Best overall Performing Arts Centre each year.
The Drover Award for Performing Arts Centre of the Year recognises the achievements of an outstanding presenting organisation and will be awarded to the presenter who works with the producer to provide consistently outstanding production, marketing and management services. In addition, this presenter will have achieved exceptional success in audience development and community engagement.
Who can nominate?
Any producer having toured to at least five APACA venues [presenters] in the year preceding April 30 is entitled to lodge one nomination only.
Who is eligible?
Any Ordinary APACA member is eligible to be nominated.
Performing Arts Centre of the Year - Award Reference Criteria
- Provides excellent technical service and support. - A well-maintained and equipped venue, professional staff.
- Provides excellent customer service. - Meets and greets the production company and is courteous and helpful. - Undertakes regular and open communication with the producer and tour coordinator prior to, during and after the tour.
- Provides excellent Administrative support. - Sign and return all documents (MOU’s, technical specifications, marketing requirements, contracts) prior to the production in a timely manner. - Complete and return all post production and acquittal information in a timely manner.
- Provides excellent marketing support. - A consistently high standard of promotion for shows in an effective and timely manner.
- Sets an exceptional standard in regard to audience development and community engagement. - This may be reflected by the audience numbers, diversity of audience [e.g. age, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status] or by the depth of engagement in a particular community sector. - Undertakes activities that develop audiences [both numbers of and cultural development of]. - Provides a program of events that is artform balanced in accordance with community needs.
Nominations close Wednesday 24 April 2013.
The winner will be announced at the APACA Conference Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Canberra on Sunday 26 May 2013.