In-person registrations for APAF 2023 are now closed.

For those who can’t join us in Meanjin this September, registrations for the APAF Digital Program are now open. This year’s Digital Program features a curated selection of livestreams, interactive sessions, and online networking opportunities. Register as an online delegate now.

The Australian Performing Arts Forum is an industry event that welcomes participation from all parts of the industry — independents and project-based collectives, small to medium and large companies, producing venues and festivals. 

Acknowledging cost of living pressures affecting all Australians, we have endeavoured to keep our costs as low as possible this year. This means no fancy dinners! But we will make sure you have plenty of opportunities for great conversations over meals.

Independent Delegates have been supported to attend via an Expression of Interest process. Indie EOIs are now closed.


Now Closed

Govt/Universities* $1,078pp$1,162ppmax 3 delegates 
Large Org ($1.5m +) $957pp$1,023ppmax 3 delegates 
Medium Org ($750K – $1.5m) $715pp$803ppmax 3 delegates 
Small-Med Org ($300 – $750k)$528pp$583ppmax 2 delegates 
Small Orgs (up to $300k)$374pp$440ppmax 2 delegates 

* Producing/presenting organisations umbrellaed but arms-length from Government, contact TNA to discuss. 

To find out more about becoming a TNA member visit the TNA website.


Online registrations is now open (prices include GST): 



Heavily subsidised places only available to independents notified of a successful outcome through the EOI process (prices include GST): 

Approved Independents $121ppTotal 120 delegates across all states 


– You agree to be photographed or recorded for promotional/archival purposes. Some APAF sessions will be recorded and streamed in full online.

– You agree to share your contact details with other delegates and to have your name and organisation listed on the digital event platform and the APAF website (no contact details).

Please contact TNA if you would like to make other arrangements.


We will offer full refunds, less a $50 admin fee, for cancellations advised up to four weeks prior to APAF (Tuesday 15 August 2023). For cancellations after that date, we will refund 50% of registration fees paid. After 5pm (AEST) Friday 8 September, no refunds will be offered*.

*If you are unable attend because of extenuating circumstances, please contact TNA to discuss. 


APAF is guided by strong principles of equity, justice and inclusion, and we require all delegates to agree to our Commitments for Creating a Safer Space at APAF.


Independent Registrations

I missed out on the Indie EOI process, is there any way I can come? 
We are sorry that we can’t welcome all the indies who would like to come. To ensure there is a balanced mix of delegates we reserve 120 dedicated places (over 30%) for independents, and we heavily subsidise those places so they are as affordable as possible. These places are highly sought after so the EOI process ensures an equitable selection process and fair representation. That process is now closed, and there are no further indie places available. 

Can I transfer my Indie registration to someone else? 
No, indie registrations cannot be transferred to someone else. Your registration can be cancelled as per the cancellation policy above. 

I am an approved Indie but I haven’t received funding to cover my travel costs, so have decided not to attend. Do I have to pay the cancellation admin fee?
The cancellation admin fee will be waived for independents who did not receive state funding to cover their travel costs. (This only applies to cancellations made before Tuesday 15 August – after this date the standard cancellation policy will apply, unless by negotiation.)

Company Registrations

I can no longer come – can I fully transfer my Company registration to someone else? 
Yes, your company registration can be changed to someone else from your company – but only for the full three days. Contact TNA about that.  

Can I register for just one or two days? 
No, we want to have the same group of people there across the three days to create a long dialogue that everyone is a part of. Dipping in and out wouldn’t work! 

I can only come for half of the time, can I share my registration with another person in our company? 
No – for the same reasons as above.  

Why are there limits on how many people per company? 
We want to make sure there is a broad mix of companies, government and academic representatives, as there are limited places available.  

What happens if I register in the wrong category? 
TNA will hunt you down and put itchy powder in your socks. But seriously, don’t do this because we have a huge job already and we don’t want to have to hassle people to have to pay the proper amount – that means a refund, then redoing the rego etc.  

My organisation does not have a credit card and requires an invoice to make payment, what do I do? 
If you do not have a credit card, please email us as soon as possible so we can give you access to register for payment by invoice. Please note that these requests can take up to 5 business days to process and we cannot guarantee that places will remain available during this time.

Member Discounts

I am an indie member of TNA but work for a company, can I get the company registration discount? 
No sorry, the discount is for company members only. 

If I sign up as a TNA member now, can I access the member discount immediately? 
Yes, if you sign up as a company member you can access the discounts for company registrations. Being an indie member unfortunately does not give you a discount.