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Agitate Arts Incubator

An ongoing program that supports the creation of new works and artist cross-pollination

Agitate is an annual program that supports artists at any career stage to create a short new work. Depending on available funding some years artists are also supplied with a small stipend to cover production costs. Each year the project is divided into three stages:

Creative Intensive
Participating artists meet for a week of creating workshops with an industry leader in the field of independent performance making. This creative intensive allows for participants to be exposed to new ways of making and to start exploring the initial spark that will drive their work.

Guided Creation
Participants attend a weekly session at the Vulcana Arts Hub where they undertake the creative, technical and physical work of forming a short performance piece. Vulcana provides support across many areas including dramaturgy, technical production, costuming and problem solving to assist these artists in developing their pieces.

After 2 months of work these pieces are presented tot he public over 2 nights of cabarets. This gives artists the chance to feel how an audience responds to their piece and to receive valuable feedback.

Applications to participate in Agitate 2024 have now closed. Applications for Agitate 2025 will open early next year. Subscribe to our artist newsletter to be notified when applications open.