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Australian performing arts sites and services



Australian portals and gateways

AustLit: Australian Literature Gateway.
Resource discovery service for authoritative information on Australian literature including drama

Australian Culture and Recreational Portal
An Internet gateway initiated and managed by the Australian Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts. Promotes public access to collections, activities and events in cultural institutions. The site includes local and international cultural and technical resource guides to assist in developing online strategies, use of metadata, directories to databases, catalogues and Internet discussion groups. 

An online gateway initiated by the Australian Department of Communication, Information Technology and the Arts. Provides access to information on cultural grants, training opportunities and industry development programs offered by Australian governments, corporations, foundations and non-government bodies. Also provides practical advice on issues such as establishing cultural businesses, statistics, training courses, on-line tutorials, cultural industry publications and a directory of cultural businesses

Project being implemented by Flinders University on behalf of 8 universities, CHAUTSI and Museums Australia Performing Arts Special Interest Group with the support of Australian Research Council grants involving the development of a directory of sources and database of events on theatre, dance and opera. 

Oncue online
Official website of the Australian Entertainment Industry Association. Includes information on shows, venues, celebrity profiles, world entertainment news and jobs.

The Space
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's gateway to arts and culture news, with links on sites and services relating to screen, sound, stage, the visual arts and words.   

Australian government sites & services


Arts Queensland 

Arts South Australia 

Arts Tasmania

Arts Victoria


Australia Council
Australian arts policy, research and funding body. Site includes an annual list of arts research in progress by organisations in Australia.

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Source of industry statistics and demographics relevant to the performing arts in Australia.

Australian Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts,
Australian Government cultural policy and development department. Has initiated online and multimedia projects including the Australian Cultural Network. Also hosts the Cultural Ministers Council and its various working groups on archives, heritage collections, major organisations, new technologies, orchestras and statistics

Australian Business Arts Foundation
An evolution of the Australia Foundation for Culture and the Humanities. Assists business and the arts to form partnerships and facilitate cultural philanthropy and the Australian Indigenous Cultural Network. 

A space for artists and arts managers to develop marketing skills. Includes arts marketing case studies, bibliographies and links to internet resources

New South Wales Ministry for the Arts 

Northern Territory Department of Arts and Museum

Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts


Australian non-government sites & services


Arts Law Centre of Australia
National legal centre that provides advice and information on content, copyright, insurance, defamation, business structures, employment and taxation for artists and arts organisations.

Arts Training NSW

Artshub Australia

Includes jobs bulletin, news service, articles, discussion list, links and other resources.


Australian Copyright Council
Independent non-profit organisation providing advocacy, research, publishing, consulting and legal advice. Has an extensive list of books and information sheets

Australian Drama Studies Centre
Excellent academic site offering information on teaching, publishing, research and  professional activities of English teaching staff of the University of Queensland, including the Australasian Drama Studies Association. Has registers of theatre researchers and topics, links to Australasian Drama Studies Journal and to international theatre and drama resources.

Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust

Established in 1954 to promote the arts and stimulate growth of performing arts organisations. 

Australian Entertainment Industry Associationbr> Peak employer body in the arts and entertainment industry. Hosts awards to honour Australian achievements in theatre, ballet and opera. 

Australian Musical Theatre

Devoted to the advancement, advocacy and advertisement of Australian Musicals nationwide.

Australian Musicals

Provides information about Australian musicals and Australian musical performers, focussing on Sydney. 

Australian National Playwrights' Centre   

Australian Performing Arts Centres Association
Network of professional arts and venues managers dedicated to developing, raining and supporting its memberships, profiling the Association and furthering the development of the performing arts throughout Australia

Australian Society of Authors 

Australian Script Centre

Australian Writers' Guild

Broadway Best
Suppliers of cast recordings, sheet music and dvds of Broadway and musical theatre shows.

Supplier of lighting and stage machinery control systems for theatres, museums and special events. 


Copyright Agency Limited
Provides copyright management services for authors and publishers by collecting and distributing licensing fees charged for copying published works

Currency House

Established by Katharine Brisbane of Currency Press as a non-profit association designed to provide a resource centre for the performing arts and encourage practitioners and supporters of the performing arts to become involved in public affairs through the provision of event and publication activities. Runs discussion forums and other events. 

Currency Press
Specialist Australian performing arts publisher
Cyril Ritchard

Comprehensive site on the career of Cyril Ritchard, maintained by Judy Harris of New York

Australian agent for Samuel French London and New York, Bakers Plays Boston, Hanbury Plays and educational publications

Theatre booking agency offering discounted tickets for theatre, opera, plays, musicals and sporting events.

HAT: the History of Australian Theatre
Articles on Australian theatre history and database associated with theatre in Australia. 

Independent Theatre Association of Australia

Jands Theatre Projects
A specialist group with Jands Electronics Pty Ltd specialising in the design, manufacture and installation of professional stage equipment and machinery.



The Age

The Australian

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

News Corporation Limited  

Special Broadcasting Services  

Sydney Morning Herald

Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance
Union representing media, entertainment, sports and arts industries.

Media Man
Media and public relations company

Monash University Centre for Drama and Theatre Studies
Academic programs, productions and conference information

Multicultural Arts Alliance Inc

Performing Arts News

Free information on new Australian plays & films, ticket giveaways and ' local and global creative vision'.

Philanthropy Australia
National membership organisation representing grantmaking, private, family and corporate trusts and foundations. Has 100 members with about $10 billion in assets. Activities include education, networking, advocacy and publications.

Regional Arts New South Wales  

Shakespeare Globe Centre Australia
A charitable organisation dedicated to the support, promotion and development of Shakespearian arts and education in Australia through an affiliation of national Globe Centres.

Showline: the Association of Community Theatre
Established in 1993 to foster amateur theatre. Has a membership of 140 clubs.

Stage Whispers

Print and online magazine

Staging Connections
Event staging company

State of the Arts
Electronic version of magazine devoted to news and information on current events in Australia and New Zealand.

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Aims to create awareness, sensitivity, knowledge and skills required of directors and managers of arts organisations through the presentation of seminars by arts and business people.


Performing arts news, reviews and interviews

Sydney University Arts Association

The association publishes the journal, Arts

Theatre Heritage Australia Inc
Promotes and encourages  the study of and research into Australia’s theatre history, the preservation, renovation and use of Australia’s theatres, the identification, documentation and preservation of items relating to Australia’s theatre history and the establishment and maintenance of links with similar organisations in Australia.

Ticketek Australia
Online box office service for entertainment and sporting events.

University of New South Wales School of Theatre, Film & Dance Studies 

Youth Performing Arts Australia


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