In presenting APAM 2014, 2016 and 2018, Brisbane Powerhouse has partnered with five strategic investor partners supported by key venue partners.

These partners are united in their support of the presentation of APAM in Brisbane and in ensuring successful outcomes for Australian performers and companies.



The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. 

The Australia Council’s focus is on increasing the visibility of Australia’s vibrant arts and culture, and recognising the evolving way that Australians make and experience art. The Australia Council’s role is to support the unimagined along with the reimagined, the unknown and experimental along with the keenly anticipated.

They are a champion for Australian arts both here and overseas.They invest in artistic excellence through support for all facets of the creative process, and are committed to the arts being accessible to all Australians.

The Australia Council is the founder of APAM and co-presents the market with Brisbane Powerhouse in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

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Brisbane Powerhouse is Brisbane’s home of contemporary culture.

The building was originally a working power station which electrified the city from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Afterwards the building was abandoned to the city’s artists, rebels and fringe-dwellers who used it as a performance space, home and underground hang-out.

In 2000 Brisbane City Council redeveloped the building into a centre for arts and is now home to a year-round program of festivals and events.

Cornerstone events include WTF: a festival of contemporary performance, Brisbane Comedy Festival, MELT, Brisbane Queer Film Festival, Queensland Cabaret Festival, IRL, Wonderland, and free music programs Livespark and Waxing Lyrical. Brisbane Powerhouse also presents a wide variety of cabaret, dance, music, theatre, comedy, visual arts, film, markets, circus and community events.  

Brisbane Powerhouse is the host of APAM 2014, 2016 and 2018 and co-presents the market with the Australia Council. 

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Brisbane City Council is one of the largest local governments in Australia, providing leadership for the people of Brisbane and managing  resources to create a vibrant, successful and liveable city for the future.

An easy way to find out information about Brisbane City Council is by going online to

The website contains a wealth of up-to-date information about Council’s vision for Brisbane, current projects, services and facilities as well as what events are on in Brisbane. It also gives you the convenience of doing business with Council online.

Brisbane City Council is the principal supporter of APAM  2014, 2016 and 2018.

Council can also be reached through Facebook and Twitter.


Arts Queensland is the Queensland Government body dedicated to building a strong arts and cultural sector.

Arts Queensland is a State Partner for APAM 2014, 2016 and 2018.

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Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) is a statutory body of the Queensland Government and the state's lead marketing, destination and experience development and major events agency. 

In partnership with government, regional tourism organisations, industry and commercial stakeholders, TEQ aims to build Queensland’s tourism and events industry to foster innovation, drive industry growth and boost visitor expenditure. 

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Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is Queensland’s premiere performing arts venue and works to create a world where the performing arts matters to everyone.

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is one of Australia’s leading centres for live performance. Annually, QPAC presents more than 1250 performances across its four theatres to an audience of more than 1.4 million visitors. 

As well as it’s presenting activity, QPAC is an active producer with a range of work available for touring locally, nationally and internationally.  QPAC has particular expertise in conceiving, developing and producing work for children and programs that have been developed for the Centre’s Out of the Box Festival have gone on to tour extensively.  

QPAC regularly collaborates with artists, companies, producers and presenters from around the world utilising its resources, networks and expertise of staff to help create a dynamic live performance culture.

At the heart of QPAC’s activities is the aim to cultivate excellence in cultural thinking, planning and delivery and help to build the success of art in Queensland. QPAC strives to be a place that is readily accessible, filled with people learning, exploring and having fun.

The range of work available through QPAC and its partners will be showcased at its booth.

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Gardens Theatre is a modern performing arts venue in the heart of Brisbane city, offering exceptional FOH, auditorium and backstage facilities, with specialised on-site technicians.

With a 393-seat auditorium equipped with proscenium arch, motorised orchestra pit and data projection/sound capabilities, plus sprung floor rehearsal space, multiple dressing rooms and green room backstage, Gardens Theatre suits all types of professional and amateur productions.
The spacious foyer features a bar, atrium and floor-to-ceiling views of the City Botanic Gardens, perfect for corporate functions seeking an inner-city location.

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The Judith Wright Centre is Brisbane’s home of cabaret, circus, dance and contemporary performance.

Located in the heart of Fortitude Valley’s creative precinct, they are also the base for internationally recognised companies such as Circa, Expressions Dance Company, Carbon Media and the Institute of Modern Art.

Through their Fresh Ground initiative, the Centre supports Queensland artists to develop and present works that connect with audiences locally, nationally and internationally. Casus’ Knee Deep, Contact Inc’s The Walking Neighbourhood and Lisa Wilson’s Lake have all enjoyed successful seasons presented by the Judith Wright Centre and we delighted to welcome them back for APAM.

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