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Digital Mentorship

Seeking Expressions of Interest

The Sydney Opera House is welcoming Expressions of Interest from independent artists and small companies working in the performing arts to participate in our inaugural Digital Mentoring Program.

The Digital Mentoring Program is an opportunity for artists to extend their practice and audience into the digital space by producing a piece of video content that is an accompaniment to their existing performance work or practice. 

Three artists/companies will receive mentoring on the creation and production of original digital video content at the state-of-the-art Opera House Broadcast Studio (OHBS). The artists will be supported by expert technicians including a video director, editor and sound engineer and will participate in a series of masterclasses and consultation sessions to assist them in making their work.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from artists outlining an idea for video content that is developed for a digital platform and related to a live performance or body of work. Under the guidance of the OHBS technicians, the artist and their team will conceive, develop and deliver on the production of their piece. We are not seeking to support digital marketing videos, only artistic programming content.

Once the video pieces have been produced, the Sydney Opera House marketing team will provide specialist advice in digital marketing and support the distribution of the works.


EOI Deadline 22 Jan 2018 
Successful applicants notified
2 Feb 2018
Program commences 
12 Feb 2018
Video Production Masterclass 
12 Feb – 16 Feb 2018
Production Mentorship
19 Feb – 27 Apr 2018
Marketing Consultation 
27 Apr – 7 May 2018


This mentorship is open for independent artists or small groups/companies working in contemporary performing arts.

The artists must:

- Have a minimum of five years of professional practice
- Demonstrate basic understanding of video production, camera operation and editing
- Be available for the Video Production Masterclass and all other key dates to be scheduled with you and SOH


Demonstrated benefit of participation in the program

Artistic merit of proposed idea

Realistic scope and expectations of project

Potential audience for the work


The Relationship:

The outcome will be a short video piece co-produced between the artist and Sydney Opera House. The artists will retain copyright in the work and will grant Sydney Opera House a non-exclusive licence to communicate the digital work on SOH online channels.

All participants in the program will be required to sign a short independent contractor agreement with the Sydney Opera House Trust.


To Apply:

Please send the following to by COB 22 January 2018

1. Project outline (max. 500 words)
2. Project objectives and the benefit to your practice (max. 250 words)
3. Artist / Company biography
4. Two pieces of support material which may include:
        a. Video documentation of previous live performance work
        b. Previous digital work

All applications will be reviewed by a Sydney Opera House expert panel including: Shane Johnson (Head of Broadcast Studios), Kate Dundas (Director Performing Arts) and Tim Snape (Acting Head of Digital).

FOR ENQUIRIES, please contact Katy Green Loughrey, Program Producer, Artist and Sector Development on