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Front Row is an exciting new skills development program for Northern Territory artists facilitated by Darwin Festival and Brown's Mart Theatre during the 2018 Darwin Festival. The program is open to early and mid-career artists, arts workers and writers who are looking to develop their creative and professional skills.

During the Festival, selected participants will attend shows, contribute to critical conversations and take part in workshops with Festival artists. Through the program, participants will expand their networks, increase their knowledge of the Australian arts landscape and develop their critical thinking skills.

- Develop your creative and professional skills
- Expand your networks
- Learn from leading Australian artists and writers
- Build your skills in critical discussion and responding to work

What you’ll get to do
- Attend 3 workshops by Festival artists across the Festival period 9-26 August 2018  
- See a variety of shows and events (performances selected by Darwin Festival and tickets supplied)
- Participate in facilitated conversations with other participants about the performances you’ve seen
- Write a critical response for at least one event

How to apply
Submit the following via our online application form:
- 1-page CV with relevant experience
- 200 words about yourself
- 200 words on why you would like to participate in this program
- 200 words on how this program will benefit your professional practice
- Confirm your capacity to commit to the program activities

Selection process
Applications will be assessed by a panel of staff from Brown's Mart Theatre and Darwin Festival against the following assessment criteria:
- Benefit of the program to the participant
- Relevant experience
- Capacity to commit to the activities of the program

Key dates
Applications open - 31 May 2018
Applications close - 11:59pm, 25 June 2018
Festival dates 9 – 26 August 2018


If you have any questions about your application or the program please don’t hesitate to contact:

Vanessa Wright
Senior Producer, Darwin Festival
08 8943 4200

Sean Pardy
Artistic Director, Brown's Mart Theatre
08 8981 5522


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