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We develop contemporary arts in South Australia through working with artists, providing platforms, undertaking initiatives and curating public programs.

Performance & Art Development Agency (PADA) is a new contemporary arts organisation in South Australia, founded by Emma Webb and Steve Mayhew in 2015. PADA is developing new artworks, initiatives, networks and public programs with multidisciplinary artists locally and across Australia.

PADA aims to work in partnership with artists and like-minded organisations to contribute to the contemporary arts culture and ecology in South Australia. Our programs are developmental, experimental, politically-engaged and nimble.
PADA is supported by Arts SA.

Commissions 2016

Commissions 2016 Call out

Performance & Art Development Agency is seeking proposals for new works in the early stage of conception or creative development.

Multidisciplinary artists are encouraged to apply with art works they would like to develop with us. Projects could cross performance, live art, sound, visual art, participatory experiences and social practice.

Artists will initially receive $10,000 in cash support (made up of $8,500 in a commission fee, and $1,500

set aside for travel and exchange activities in 2016); and producing support from PADA.

PADA aims to include each project in public programs we will present in 2017/2018 and further financial investment in the project is possible as the works develop. Five projects will be selected in 2016.

Near and Far

Near and Far was an exhibition of live artworks exploring distance, time, communication and personal agency. This exhibition took place during 16–20 October, 2015 at the Queen's Playhouse.

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