APAM connects contemporary Australian performing arts nationally and internationally to strengthen touring, partnerships and engagement opportunities.

The Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) is an internationally focused showcase of contemporary Australian performing arts. Established in 1994 by the Australian Council for the Arts, it has been held as a biennial event in Canberra (1994-1998), Adelaide (1998-2012) and Brisbane (2014-2018).

Earlier this year the baton was passed from Brisbane to Melbourne where a new APAM office is currently being established under the directorship of Catherine Jones.

APAM will continue to strengthen the sector and facilitate international opportunities for Australian performing arts.

In addition to a major biennial event, the APAM Office will maintain a year-round presence dedicated to connecting presenters and creators of performing arts to increase national and international engagement and touring of Australian performing arts.

There’s been a lot of interest in what the next chapter of APAM will look like. Read the Q&As for more detail on our approach for APAM 2020-2024.

For more information about previous APAM Events, visit the APAM website archive.