Next Wave in partnership with Metro Arts are seeking expressions of interest from Queensland based emerging directors, live artists and performance collectives to develop a Theatre/Performance work which will premiere in Melbourne at Next Wave Festival 2018 before returning to Queensland for presentation at Metro Arts in Brisbane.

Next Wave’s exciting new national project, Next Wave x, will co-commission Seven (7) ambitious projects by early career practitioners which will be developed through the project, in partnership with leading organisations for presentation in Melbourne at Next Wave Festival 2018 and and in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney.

These co-commissions will include guaranteed funding and, expert mentorship, with a number also including major interstate multiple presentation opportunities, facilitating successful candidates with the resources and unparalleled artist support to present on a national stage, without creative compromise.

This multi disciplinary project will bring together the new generation of Australian artists and curators working in visual arts, dance, music, theatre, performance, live art and curating with Metro Arts along with some of Australia’s most exciting industry pioneer partners: ACE Open, Dancehouse, Liquid Architecture, PICA, Vitalstatistix and West Space, who Next Wave believe are breaking boundaries and conventions in: Visual art, Dance, Music, Theatre, Performance, Live art and Public space curating.

Together we provide opportunities to work in iconic and unusual spaces, and reach into under represented artist communities of QLD, SA and WA, ensuring Next Wave Festival 2018 will hold its place as the most dynamic national showcase of emerging artists and creative risk-taking.


FIND OUT MORE / www.nextwave.org.au/next-wave-x

Submit your EOI before August 7 2017 for consideration.

Successful applicants will be notified by late August 2017.


Metro Arts is committed to engaging with a diverse range of artists within our programs, and encourage applications by members of the creative community across spectrums of ability, age, race, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Image: Camel by Geoffrey Watson, Next Wave Festival 2016, photo by Sarah Walker