Eight new organisations are to join the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework in an important milestone for Australia’s creative and cultural sector. This marks the first time an organisation from the Northern Territory and regional organisations from Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria have been included in the Framework.

Dancenorth’s Tectonic. Photograph © Amber Haines

The new entrants are Artback NT (Darwin, Northern Territory), Back to Back Theatre (Geelong, Victoria), Dancenorth Australia (Townsville, Queensland), Griffin Theatre Company (Sydney, New South Wales), Ilbijerri (Melbourne, Victoria), Marrugeku Inc (Broome, Western Australia), Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Hobart, Tasmania), and Windmill (Adelaide, South Australia).

Their addition brings the number of arts organisation supported by the Partnership Framework to 38.

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the NPAP Framework would provide vital support to these leading performing arts companies.

“These eight new organisations will significantly broaden the scope of the Partnership Framework and reflect the importance of arts and culture being for all Australians, not just those in the inner-city areas of our capital cities,” said Minister Fletcher.

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