APAM heading to WA

The Australian Performing Arts Market will be hosted in Western Australia by PAC Australia in 2026, 2028 and 2030.
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The biennial Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) is heading to Western Australia for six years from 2025 to 2030.

The announcement, made on Monday (13 May) by Creative Australia, marks the first time the long-running arts market has been presented in WA.

The 2026, 2028 and 2030 editions of APAM will be hosted by PAC Australia, the national peak body for performing arts centres, presenters and producers, with the support of the Western Australian Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC).

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts