APATA National Awards Program

The APATA National Awards Program is open for entries. The Australian Performing Arts Teachers Association (APATA) is Australia’s uniting body for teachers and educators in the performing arts.

The APATA National Awards Program shines a light on our community’s most inspirational performing arts educators and the significant role of educators working in the performing arts, and the wider community, celebrating achievement and contribution. APATA is a dynamic and progressive body for performing arts teachers and educators who work, practice, develop, nurture, and dedicate their life’s work to creating artistic and creative generations for today and tomorrow.

Excellence across all elements of the performing arts industry is recognised including dance, music, theatre, musical theatre, opera, comedy, circus, and culture through to those practitioners who develop our writers, designers, producers, directors, managers, administrators, and technical production experts.

Open for entries until 31 January 2021. Categories are 01: Contribution in Arts. 02: Outstanding Mentor 03: Performing Arts Student of the Year 04: Performing Arts School of the Year. 05: Performing Arts Teacher of the Year. 06: The Meskel Award

Previous winners include Elena De Cinque: ED5 International, The Song Room, Kerrie Hilton: Drama Teacher, Dr Janet Wyvill: Director of the Arts Academy - Canterbury College, Sensorium Theatre & Radiance Academy Toowoomba.

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  • Organised by: Australian Performing Arts Teachers Association
  • Phone: 1300 582 580
  • Email: hello@apata.com.au

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