VAPAC Members Meeting #70
We had our VAPAC members meeting on the 11th – 12th Oct at Williamstown Town Hall. Across two days we heard from members and industry colleagues about how they’ve created space for new ways of working and the success stories this has led to.
The main theme of this meeting was a discussion around commissioning models, deeper collaboration with indie companies and artists, and direct engagement with the community. Guest speakers included Tarek Iskander from Battersea Arts Centre, Annette Downs from Performing Lines, and Tim Stitz from Back to Back Theatre. Panel discussions covered programming structures, new writing programs, curatorial vision, and more. We also heard updates from our Technical Managers and Box Office & Marketing subnetworks as part of the event and discussed VAPAC’s strategy for addressing staff shortages in our network.