Performing Lines WA is best in state

Performing Lines WA has won the inaugural Western Australian Pinnacle award for Producer of the Year. Western Australia is a state that looks to the future and thrives on original thinking and risk taking and producer Performing Lines WA is very much an organisation cut of the same cloth according to CircuitWest Executive Director Ryan… More

BREC is WA’s Best Venue

BREC (Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre) has won the inaugural Western Australian Pinnacle for Presenter of the Year. “This win for a venue is like a premiership for a sporting team,” said CircuitWest Executive Director, Ryan Taaffe. “Such a win will open the eyes of many performance producers nationally and overseas to the quality of venues… More

Boyce is the people’s choice

Guy Boyce, Artistic Director and CEO of Mandurah Performing Arts Centre has won the inaugural Western Australian People’s Choice Pinnacle Award. “Guy is a true leader in performing arts,” said CircuitWest Executive Director, Ryan Taaffe. “Such a win will be no surprise to those in across the industry in Western Australia.” “Guy has developed a… More

CircuitWest Announces Nominees for Pinnacle Producer Awards

Today, CircuitWest announced the short list of nominees selected for the new Pinnacle performing arts awards for the Western Australian Producer of the Year. The three nominees are:   Zap Circus – Western Australia’s only Internationally and Nationally award-winning Fire, SPFX and Circus Performance company. Performing Lines WA – known for developing challenging and inspirational… More

CircuitWest Announces Nominees for Pinnacle Presenters Awards

Nominees for Pinnacle Presenters Awards Today, CircuitWest announced the short list of nominees selected for the new Pinnacle performing arts awards for the Western Australian Presenter of the Year. The three nominees are: Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council – Connection, Culture, Community. The Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council has been bringing touring shows to their region for… More

How to deepen the engagement without scaring people

Buller-Maliekel Returns To Showcase To Change How you Think About Engaging   According to WA Showcase speaker Lindsey Buller Maliekel two of the big considerations when looking for engagement are learning how invite your audiences to participate whilst being careful not to scare them away with your ideas or implementation. The Director of Education and… More

No gain without pain in performing arts

What would you do if someone you thought was your audience said they know nothing about your art genre, your marketing doesn’t speak to them, your venue is unfriendly, or they don’t have any idea what you do? According to audience development expert Dr Bob Harlow, that’s a common experience when targeting new audiences—by definition,… More

The risk of abysmally counterproductive community engagement

According to WA Showcase Keynote Speaker Doug Borwick abysmally counterproductive community engagement is a frequent risk in performing arts. The USA Author of Building Audiences, Not Communities will speak at the conference in 2019 about the concept of a metamission of the arts. Dr Borwick‘s work has raised eyebrows and changed thinking in his home… More