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Teaching Artist Program 2022

Professional Development for theatre artists who are interested in developing or building on their teaching skills.

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Teaching artists are a vital part of the performing arts landscape, sharing their skills, passion and knowledge with the community, young people and emerging performers. Queensland Theatre is committed to ensuring that there are skilled teaching artists in our schools and wider community, not just for our own programs but also for the sector as a whole.

In 2022, Queensland Theatre’s Teaching Artist Program will be taking on a new cohort of emerging teaching artists. This is a professional development program for eight Queensland based artists who are interested in developing or building on their teaching skills. The program will offer on-site intensives, year-long mentoring and the opportunity to shadow more experienced teaching artists.

The Education, Youth and Regional Engagement team at Queensland Theatre will facilitate the program, joined by an array of experienced teaching artists and leading arts education practitioners.

The Program


All participation fees for this program are subsidised by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.

Queensland Theatre will subsidise travel costs (flights and accommodation) for eligible regional artists.

It is preferable that successful applicants are Queensland based and can demonstrate the following:

1. Demonstrated experience working as a theatre artist, this may include but not be limited to the following crafts: director, actor, playwright, performer, devisor, dramaturg, technician, or entertainer.

2. Knowledge of the performing arts industry and a high level of literacy across the discipline of theatre. Please include details about a significant theatre project you have been involved in and how it speaks to your passions and practice as a theatre artist.

3. Significant interest in and/or commitment to facilitating workshops, learning programs and performance projects as a teaching artist across the youth, education and community sector.

4. What your goals and learning outcomes from this program would be.

How To Apply:

To apply for the Teaching Artist Program, please complete the online form before 6pm on Friday 7 January.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide the following via the online form:

  • A Cover Letter (submitted as a document) or statement (video or audio recording) that addresses the key selection criteria listed above as well as outlining your suitability for and interest in this program.
  • Your Curriculum Vitae (uploaded as a document), detailing your theatre, performing arts and any other relevant experience

Responses to the questions above may be submitted in writing, or as a video or audio recording via the online form.

A shortlist of suitable applicants will be interviewed (online or in-person) the week of Monday 17 January 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 24 January 2022.

Contact us

Do you have questions about the program or application process? Contact Emma Funnell, Director of Education, Youth and Regional Engagement (Acting), on or (07) 3010 7623.