Power PAC

Power PAC


PowerPAC workshops are available for your community in 2018. 

The 2018 updated PowerPAC guide has arrived! Download your free copy HERE.

Contact us for more information on bringing the workshop to your community.


In 2012 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 guide and workshop program to assist regional, outer metropolitan and suburban performing arts centres to nurture the development of theatre production and presentation within their venues and better connect with their communities.


The aim of PowerPAC project is to:

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


The Purpose of the project 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.
  • Provide pathways for collaboration between artists/producers, local council and performing arts centres.

The PowerPAC Guide

The 2018 edition of PowerPAC is now available for download HERE.

PAC Australia proudly acknowledges the work of James Buick of Artefact Consulting in undertaking the research involved in the project and writing the original guide. We are also thankful for the work of Lyn Wallis formerly of the Australia Council for the Arts for initiating the project, the Australia Council itself for funding the project and Luke Harriman for his assistance in updating the 2018 edition.