ELIGIBILITY

If you have an enquiry about the eligibility of your show, please contact us. 
info@performingartswa.org.au

 
 
 

DANCE

The Dance Panel will view work which wholly or predominantly use dance or movement as its language of communication.

Works can only be considered if they present at least 3 public performances and must be seen by a minimum of 3 panel members.

 

MAINSTAGE THEATRE

The Theatre Panel will view work which wholly or predominantly uses text-based material as its language of communication, and if it is presented by a formally constituted theatre or performance company governed by a Board of Directors or Committee of Management that produces a season of works or a new work annually.

This category includes music theatre works, which are defined as works which wholly or predominantly use the disciplines of music, song and dance (or staged movement) as its language of communication. Music theatre works are works where a combination of sung and spoken dialogue drives the narrative. The panel will consider ‘plays with music’ but will not consider opera productions in this category.

Works can only be considered if they present at least 3 public performances and must be seen by a minimum of 3 panel members.

 

 

INDEPENDENT THEATRE

The Theatre panel will view work that is presented by one of the broad range of independent artists, groups or companies (including small to medium companies that may have a board, but do not produce three or more seasons of work per year).

Works can only be considered if they present at least 3 public performances and must be seen by a minimum of 3 panel members.

 

All works must abide by the following to be eligible for nomination:

  • Be presented between 1 Jan – 31 Dec 2018
  • Be presented in Metropolitan Perth (including Fremantle) 
  • Be presented by professional artists
  • Offer the professional artists industry award payment, or has made a profit- share arrangement where the distribution of profits is clearly defined
  • Be produced by Western Australian artists, or produced by a non- Western Australian engaging Western Australian artists where the work of the Western Australian artists can be clearly considered
  • In the case of a remount it must be a remounted production that has been substantially reworked, or engages new artists in key roles, – or that has not previously been considered by the PAWA Awards
  • Not be an amateur or community group work
 
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