Performing Arts Exchange

Performing Arts Exchange


One event that presents over 50 of the best creative projects on offer from across Australia.

The Performing Arts Exchange (PAX) is APACA’s flagship networking and development event. It’s a face-to-face market which brings together producers and presenters from across the country to create and maximise touring opportunities and build relationships.

PAX is the essential marketplace for programmers, presenters and producers. Whether it’s to buy work, find creative or presenting partners or build your network, this is the place to be.

2017 DATES

APACA’s 31st annual performing arts conference and Performing Arts Exchange [PAX] will take place in Sydney, August 21-24 2017.

  • PAX will open on Monday 21 August and close on the evening of Tuesday 22 August.
  • The APACA conference will open on the evening of Tuesday 22 August and conclude with the conference dinner and Drover Awards on Thursday 24 August.

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Applications to present at the 2017 PAX have now closed.

Applications will be assessed by an industry expert panel comprising producers, presenters and touring specialists and offers to present at PAX will commence towards the end of May.

If you have completed your submission and need to pay the application fee, you can do so here or email us to receive an invoice for payment by direct deposit.



PAX provides a unique and invaluable service in bringing producers and presenters together so that outstanding live performance can travel to audiences around the country, especially to regional Australia. The connections formed at PAX provide ultimately lead to national tours, supporting bringing outstanding live performance to regional and remote audiences around Australia. The results that can be achieved through face to face meetings are invaluable and through this latest conference APACA have proved that the live performing arts industry nationally is all the richer for the Performing Arts Exchange.”

[Chris Bendall: Critical Stages]

“PAX is an essential marketplace for presenters, programmers, producers and artists. It enables Australian performing artists to bring their work (new and existing) to the attention of presenters from around the country, build relationships, foster potential collaborations and create and maximise touring opportunities. This year’s PAX was the most significant gathering of the national performing arts industry in 2016 and by any measure an outstanding industry event.”

[Jodi Glass: Slingsby Theatre]

As the premier national event for performing arts centres, PAX provided invaluable networking and introduction opportunities, with members of almost all public performing arts venues in attendance as well as a very significant representation of performing arts organisations, producers and performing artists from across Australia.”

[Raina Savage: Griffith Regional Theatre]


















The 2016 conference and PAX was generously supported by:

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