Power PAC

Power PAC



The Theatre Board of the Australia Council for the Arts commissioned PAC Australia (formerly known as the Australian Performing Arts Centres Association) to develop a set of guidelines to assist regional, outer metropolitan and suburban performing arts centres to nurture the development of theatre production and presentation within their venues.


The aim of Power PAC project is to:

Create a set of practical national guidelines for nurturing, making and producing theatre work within Australian Performing Arts Centres (PAC) countrywide.


The Purpose of the guide is to:

  • Provide venue owners with a greater understanding of creative processes, how to better support their programmers, performing arts managers and creative producers, and the added value this can bring to community and audience development.
  • Assist PAC managers, programmers and in-house producers to develop local theatre artists and produce work more effectively in their venues.
  • Develop confidence for co-commissioning and co-producing with other venues and artists beyond their communities.

The Power PAC Guide

The guide can be downloaded here.

PAC Australia proudly acknowledges the work of James Buick of Artefact Consulting in undertaking the research involved in the project and writing the guide. We are also thankful for the work of Lyn Wallis at the Australia Council for the Arts for initiating the project and the Australia Council itself for funding the project.