APAM Gathering 2018 – NT Artist’s Delegation

APAM 2017, photo by FenLan Chuang courtesy of APAM

Thanks to the generous support of an Arts NT Strategic Arts Grant, Artback NT sent the largest ever NT delegation of artists and arts workers to the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) in Brisbane, February 2018.

Presented by the Brisbane Powerhouse and supported by the Australian Council for the Arts, APAM is a week-long showcase festival that promotes a thriving and diverse national arts sector. Drawing together more than 1200 participants from all around the world, APAM aims to increase international and national touring opportunities for Australian contemporary performing arts groups and artists.

For APAM 2018, Artback NT travelled a total of 29 NT representatives!

The NT delegation included representatives from key NT arts organisations as well as independent performers, artists and producers:

  • Artback NT: Louise Partos, Eve Pawlik, Elizabeth Rogers
  • Darwin Festival: Felix Preval
  • Brown’s Mart Theatre: Sean Pardy
  • Katherine Regional Arts: Jacinta Mooney
  • Barkly Regional Arts: Kathy Burns
  • Accomplice: Britt Guy


  • Skinnyfish Sound System: James Mangohig, Juno Aragon, Bradley Barra, Don Nunggarrgalu, Shelton Murray, Darren Narul, Jeffrey Simon
  • Constantina Bush and Friends: Kamahi Djordon King, David Spry, Kyle Maher, Jude Hassett, Penelope Fawkner, Mark Smith

Independent artists, producers and playwrights:

Ella Geia, Luke Scholes, Ben Graetz, Frances Snowdon, Madeleine Krenek, Ciella Williams, CJ Fraser-Bell, Sandra Thibodeaux

Artback NT also provided six independent artists with tailored mentoring and industry support from selected NT arts managers and producers.

APAM presented an incredible opportunity for NT artists and arts workers to share work, be inspired by what is happening elsewhere and make our mark on the national and international performing arts landscape. Definite highlights were the showcase performances of In Between Two, Skinnyfish Sound System, Constantina Bush and Friends and Between Tiny Cities – all four performances celebrating the unique and exceptional talent of NT artists!

The NT Delegation to APAM was made possible thanks to Strategic Arts Program funding, Arts NT.

APAM 2018 was held at Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane. More info: https://www.performingartsmarket.com.au/