Arcade Assembly

An opportunity to work on a project/network with artists and get a small travel stipend and free rehearsal/workshop space?
Awesome… especially with the Sydney Fringe coming up – especially with the cost of real-estate in Sydney!!! Check out this letter from Shopfront inviting artists to assist in the delivery of Shopfront’s major Project Arcade Assembly:

Dear Artist Friends of Shopfront,
Shopfront is seeking up to 8 performers to help us deliver the project Arcade Assembly to schools and Outreach participants.
WHEN: 18 & 19 August (training), 22-24 August (Schools Shows – see exact times below).
WHAT: Arcade Assembly is an interactive maze, made up of simple hand operated games and mini booth experiences in which the audience step in and play games, and in the process they build a profile for their pocket avatar and make a friend (see images: It is an integrated project that offers arts workshops to young people from all over Sydney, including young refugees, migrants and YP excluded from mainstream education. The event combines in a joint creation with over 80 young people contributing their artworks and ideas.

Shopfront have a performance team for the evening shows made up of mostly young and emerging artists (aged 14-25yrs) and we are seeking a daytime performance team of 8 confident emerging artists to run a simpler version of the work for Shopfront’s Outreach schools partners.

Training and induction would take place on Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 of August 2-6pm,

With the team delivering performance on Wed 22 (tech dress), Thurs 23 & Friday 24 for schools shows (10.30am show & 1pm show).

This would be a Barter deal with artists contributing their performance skills and time in exchange for rehearsal or performance space at Shopfront.

What Shopfront can contribute is one week in the theatre or dungeon (times to be negotiated, best dates Jan/Feb 2013), plus $15 per day towards travel and food during the season.

The project is supported by a small professional team of theatre makers -Caitlin Newton-Broad, Event Director, Sarah Emery, Outreach Director, Designers Katja Handt & Jessica Sinclair Martin, Kevin Ng, Outreach Lead Artist & Production Manager and DJ, Michael Moebus, Music (among others).

To express interest to take part, please check your availability and contact Caitlin on for more information.

Best wishes

Caitlin Newton-Broad
Co-Artistic Director/CEO
Shopfront Contemporary Arts & Performance
88 Carlton Parade, Carlton. NSW. 2218. Australia
Tel +61 2 9588 3948 | Fax +61 2 9588 6545