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Early Phase - Live Performance Concept Treatment Program

The Street believes in the remarkable capacity of Canberra artists to speak to our time, and the need for them to be given creative space to make work of vision, ambition, and courage that talks to diverse audiences in Canberra and across Australia.

Early Phase invites artists in the ACT and surrounding areas  to partner and collaborate with The Street to develop concept treatments for work to be produced by The Street in any of our spaces.

This is a great opportunity for artists to partner with a professional theatre company at the very beginning of the creative process. To connect with the sector in a deeper way, engage with the purpose and goals of The Street, and emerge with a concept treatment to pitch at the end of it.”

Caroline Stacey, Artistic Director/CEO

Early Phase  offers artists a supported collaborative concept development process to take the glimmer of an idea, feeling, or impulse through to concept treatment (or first draft)! This early phase is supported through bespoke development frameworks that reflect the needs of the development and artist/s with practical investigations, reflection, conversation and collective sharing.

We encourage work where liveness is embedded into the audience experience as we explore the possibilities for sharing work in real-live and live-digital settings. We seek inquisitive artists who have something to say about the world and who invite audiences to work with us to create live performance of the future.

Who can apply?

  • ACT and regional NSW-based* individuals or collaborators can apply.

*within 100 kms of Canberra

  • We welcome ideas in the live, digital, and multidisciplinary space from theatre-makers, writers, directors, actors, musicians, designers, and video artists.
  • We welcome early career through to senior artists.
  • We particularly encourage submissions from voices which are under-represented in theatre — both onstage and off.


Applications Closed for 2022


Previous Participants


Katrina Waters


Liam Budge, Emily Clarke, Farnoush Parsiavashi, Maura Pierlot


Adam Broinowski, Linda Chen, Sally Marett, Joanna Richards

Ylaria Rogers, Kenneth Spiteri, Dylan Van Den Berg



15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

Directions & Map

Monday - Friday

10am - 3pm


Also opens

1.5 hours prior

to performance.


02 6247 1223
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