An Ecosystem for Arts and Ideas

CircuitWest is excited to offer this professional development program for regionally based producers.  Developed and facilitated by Annette Carmichael, this professional development program for producers has been developed for regional communities who wish to explore ways of creating meaningful arts projects.

An Ecosystem for Art & Ideas is a four-day workshop process that explores ways of refining project ideas; engaging with the community; creating enriching projects that consider the practicalities of resources and timelines; making space for risk-taking and the unknown.

The workshop will be run in Denmark and will take place between the 21st to the 24th June 2021. Places are available for 9 participants. Participants will be expected to travel.

The successful applicants will receive the following:
·       Accommodation in Denmark
·       Flights or Travel by Car (one journey to and from Denmark). Travel on Sunday 20th and then late afternoon 24th June

Applicants will be selected by CircuitWest and Annette Carmichael based on the application below. You must be able to commit to the entire four-day program, be from a regional area and have experience in the performing arts.

You will be asked to provide a short biography (200 words) and short description of the project idea you would like to develop (300 words max). These can just be the glimmer of an idea so do not feel like you have to have it completely mapped out. It is these ideas that will be developed over the 4 days. By the end of the 4 days all participants will have prepared a concept document and have a plan to progress the idea into reality.

About the Facilitator

Annette is an Australian dance artist and creative producer who specialises in regional cultural development and community engagement. Annette has created numerous multi-art performance works that use contemporary dance at their core while also including theatre, writing, music, textiles and installation. Recent works include Solace+Yearning (2012 & 2014), My War? (2015), The Creation of Now (2015, commissioned by Ausdance WA), The Snake Run Project (2016, for Perth Festival and City of Albany), The Beauty Index (2017 for Brave New Works festival) and A Light Shade of Red (2018, Albany Entertainment Centre). These works were created in collaboration with local sound, visual and media artists and a range of community partners. Annette provides professional development services to CircuitWest, regional touring network and often speaks on community engagement at state and national conferences. Between 2009 – 2013 Annette was the State’s Regional Contemporary Dance Facilitator for Ausdance WA creating the ground-breaking ‘Future Landings’ model for animating regional communities through dance. As an Arts Manager, Annette has worked with leading arts organisations in Western Australia and London. She is a graduate of West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (BA Arts Man. 1996).

Questions regarding these opportunities can be directed to the CircuitWest Executive Director via email

Please find the link to the application below. Applications will close 1st May 2021 or prior if places are full.

This program is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development through the Regional Arts and Culture Investment Program.