Alumni for Site is Set

Artist collective Field Theory (alumni Martyn Coutts, Sarah Rodigari, Willoh S. Weiland, Lara Thoms, Jackson Castiglione and Rebecca Burdon) have curated Site is Set – four weeks of performances that renounce theatres and galleries for venues like the exclusive Collingwood Masonic Lodge and Melbourne’s abandoned Astrojet space museum. The program is stacked with NW alumni, presenting works that cross disciplines and explore themes […]

Georgie Meagher appointed as new AD

After a rigorous national and international recruitment process, we’re thrilled to announce Georgie Meagher as our incoming Artistic Director and co-CEO. Georgie is a Sydney-based artist, curator, writer and organiser with an interest in live and visual art. Georgie comes to Next Wave from her role as MCA’s Public Engagement Manager, where she has expanded […]

Come Closer!

Love Next Wave? Come closer! Join the Next Wave Collective. The 2014 Festival may be over but the good times roll on. Over the rest of this year we’ll be hosting exclusive Next Wave Collective events, including a very special Breakfast Club in July, at a secret CBD location (read Bindi Cole’s provocation from our […]

BINGO Unit in SA

Alumni Team Mess are on the road again with their 2012  NWF project BINGO Unit, an interactive, multimedia police drama experience, inviting you to explore your inner good or bad cop. This time they’re hitting up  the Riverland area in South Australia, where once again you can play your part in the show and help film […]

Next Wave Podcasts

The 2014 Festival was full of exciting conversations, new provocations and stories from new perspectives. From our keynote initiative Blak Wave, to our highly popular Breakfast Club series at the Wheeler Centre; our free talks program covered everything from sexism, conservatism and critical theory to chaos, rebellion and climate change. If you missed out on any of it – never […]

NWF14 at Brisbane’s Metro Arts

Yep, Next Wave Festival has officially wrapped up in Melbourne. But while we’re feeling a little blue post-Festival comedown, we’re happy to be sharing the love with our friends up Brisbane as Metro Arts are now showing five of our  Next Wave Festival 2014 projects. We’re incredibly proud of all our artists are stoked that they’re making their way […]

Text Camp Typewriter: Shankar Kasynathan

TEXT CAMP is Next Wave’s flagship arts writing mentorship program. The latest post in our Text Camp Typewriter series is from  Shankar Kasynathan who is mentored by Alison Croggon of ABC Arts. —————- “In Conversation with Agnes Armstrong” Agnes Armstrong lives with her mother in a remote community in the Northern Territory. On occasion, the Kimberley-based […]

Text Camp Typewriter: Matilda Dixon Smith

TEXT CAMP is Next Wave’s flagship arts writing mentorship program. The latest post in our Text Camp Typewriter series is from Matilda Dixon Smith who is mentored by Katia Pase of Going Down Swinging. ————— “Ruminations on reality: curating the self in a virtual realm” When you don’t have a body, you’re a discarnate being; you […]

Volunteer Call Out for NWF 2014!

Volunteering with Next Wave is no ordinary experience. You’ll be in cahoots with a 200 strong community of volunteers, have the opportunity to engage with our amazing program, meet great people and get behind-the-scenes experience with Australia’s leading Festival for emerging artists. We need your help across a huge spectrum of events and programs from […]

Pegboard 13 Feb is out!

The Festival edges ever closer and we just keep getting busier! A cracker Pegboard this week with all the gossip on JUMP, more chances to work with Next Wave, heaps of suggests, opps and readings, as well as the chance to submit your Next Wave Memories! Get into it here!

NW picks at FOLA

Hola FOLA! The Festival of Live Art hits Melbourne in March, with 17 category-busting days of performances, experiences and happenings. The program is cracking with NW alumni,from intimate one-on-ones to dazzling show-biz spectacles. Check out our picks below, happening all over Melbourne from the 14 – 30 March. Amy Spiers (NWF 2008) and staff alumni Ashley Dyer […]

Pegboard 16 Jan is out!

Holy moly it’s hot. Thankfully we’ve got some cool cool reading for you in the shape of one massive Pegboard, with all the usual goodness – outs, suggests, a stack of arts opportunities and some of the finest reads on the internet. We’re also kicking off our brand-new Artist Profile series, featuring our artists in […]

Alumni at APAM 2014

The Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) hits Brisbane in February and a bunch our very talented alumni will be on show. Bringing together all things performing arts, APAM is the place to be for artistic exchange, collaboration, touring opportunities, skill building and partnerships. 2012 festival hit and Green Room Award winning work The Stream/ The Boat/ The […]

More chances to work with Next Wave

We are looking for two super organised and passionate up and coming arts workers to support the Next Wave team in two distinct roles. The JUMP Program Assistant will assist with the planning and delivery of the 2014 JUMP Intensive in February 2014.Please read the full Position Description and details on how to apply here. The Admin & […]

Introducing our 2014 Text Campers!

The fourth incarnation of Text Camp is here! Established in 2008, Text Camp is an opportunity for emerging arts writers ( no, not poets – humans who write about art as opposed to humans who write art) to upgrade their skills, get matched with a mentor, write about Next Wave Festival and see their work […]

Melbourne Now

The largest and most ambitious exhibition in Melbourne’s history is about to hit the National Gallery of Victoria. Over 300 arts practitioners will come together for Melbourne Now, a celebration of the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practices of creative Melbourne. Among them are a slew of Next Wave alumni, including artists, designers, sponsors, […]

Tiny Stadiums at PACT

The PACT Centre for Emerging Artists  Tiny Stadiums Festival is now in its 6th year and it’s stacked with Next Wave Alumni. Nat Abbott (NWF 2012, 2014) will be feeling the burn with Deep Flex, a highly physical, extra sensory episode of performance. This bendy stretchy interactive experience takes a bodybuilder, a dancer, loud music and live instructions to start […]

Work with Next Wave

Join the Next Wave team… Next Wave is looking for an Assistant Producer to support our Artistic Team in 2014. Led by Next Wave’s Artistic Director and team of Associate Producers, this position will assist selected artists to plan the presentation of their multi-artform projects in the 2014 Next Wave Festival (16 April-11 May 2014). This position […]

Text Camp 2014 Applications Open!

Applications for Text Camp 2014 are open! Next Wave’s arts writing mentorship program TEXT CAMP is back in 2014 and better than ever! The newly expanded program aims to support the next generation of arts writers in Australia by providing professional development opportunities, brokering new relationships with peers and industry professionals and offering young writers […]

Melbourne Festival Picks

We’re gearing up for a huge Melbourne Festival at NW HQ with heaps of Wavers past and present involved in shows we’re excited to catch! NW alumnus Max Delany curates Reinventing the Wheel: The Readymade Century, a tribute to  a hundred years of ready made art. Bringing together works by over 50 artists – from Duchamp […]

5 Sept 2013 Pegboard is out

Your pre-election Pegboard is here! Packed with announcements, festivals and other distractions to help you think happy thoughts throughout the weekend. The big NW news is that we’ve selected our final 4 projects to premiere in galleries about town for the 2014 Festival – so dig in to get the scoop on our successful emerging […]

ECP Announced!

Next Wave has been running our flagship Emerging Curators’ Program with program partner Gertrude for over a decade now. This year we’ve expanded the program by getting West Space, the Centre for Contemporary Photography and Craft on board too and we’ve received a record number of applications.  Following a rigorous selection process, we’re now pleased […]

Next Wave Alumni in Channels Festival

Channels Festival is coming! Haven’t heard of it? Channels is a new biennial festival based in Melbourne showcasing the best of contemporary video practice from Australia and around the world.  Powerhouse ladies (and Next Wave alumni) Jessie Scott, Rachel Feery and Eugenia Lim have curated a bumper program of screenings, talks, workshops, performances and exhibitions running […]

Falls Festival Volunteer Call Out

4 September 2013 It’s never too early to start planning your New Year’s Eve pash… Why not get outdoors and hear some great music while you’re at it? Our two-headed friends (we kid) down at Falls Music & Arts Festival Marion Bay are looking for fun, fabulous and hard working folks to volunteer at this year’s […]

NW Alumni in Melbourne Fringe

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is coming!! This years program is jam-packed with offerings from a host of NW artists past and present NWF 2012 festival hit Blindscape is back to pull you into a dark alternate world, where the boundaries between reality and technology blur. With the help of your iPod Touch, you search for […]