LA BOITE INCREASES SUPPORT FOR INDEPENDENT ARTISTS
La Boite Theatre Company’s new Artistic Director Chris Kohn is announcing $20,000 of cash support to go directly towards the development of four independent works for the 2015 La Boite Indie season. Expressions of Interest for La Boite Indie 2015 are now open until Friday 4 July 2014.
La Boite Indie is one of the leading platforms for groundbreaking independent theatre in Australia. The program is in its fifth year and has supported over two hundred artists to nurture a vibrant independent theatre culture in Brisbane.
For Sandra Carluccio (This Is Capital City, La Boite Indie 2013), being a part of La Boite Indie has helped to generate further opportunities, including funding from the Australia Council and residencies in both Australia and New York.
“Participating in La Boite Indie was a pivotal moment in my career trajectory,” Carluccio said.
“It was through the program that I created my first professional production which enabled me to secure a Matilda Award and nominations for ‘Best New Australian Work’ and ‘Best Independent Production’.”
In addition to cash support, La Boite Indie also provides independent artists with a free venue, box office, marketing and production support.
La Boite Theatre Company’s partnership with Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) continues this year, enabling one of the independent companies in La Boite Indie 2014 to present their work at QPAC in 2015.
La Boite Indie is generously supported by long-term partner Brisbane Airport Corporation along with the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, it’s arts funding and advisory body.
Independent artists can apply for La Boite Indie 2015 online at www.laboite.com.au