Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts


The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts supports and advances the development and delivery of Queensland contemporary artists locally, nationally and internationally.

Productions presented at the Judy represent a selection of the very best home-grown performing arts, with a focus on cabaret. circus, dance, music and contemporary performance. In most cases, a season at the Judy is either the start of or part of a larger journey. 

We also partner with other leading Australian contemporary artists and companies to present touring productions, contributing to the contemporary arts ecology for artists and audiences. Visiting companies frequently deliver workshops to share their practice with local practitioners.

Artists and producers interested in inclusion in our program are invited to submit their proposals, which outline in no more than three pages, the following:

• An overview of the proposed production
• Details of the creative team
• Proposed fees and associated costs
• Relevant timelines
• Technical requirements, including equipment and labour, and
• Information regarding target audiences and marketing strategies

The Judith Wright Centre’s program is developed up to 12 to 18 months in advance, although opportunities are sometimes available for inclusion when a shorter timeframe is involved.

Submissions should be sent to info@judithwrightcentre.com and marked for the attention of the Program Manager.

To find out more about our programming, download our brochures to review past productions:

2016: Jun to Aug download PDF
2016: Mar to May download PDF

2015: Nov to Dec download PDF
2015: May to Jul download PDF

2014: Nov & Dec, 2015 highlights download 
2014: Aug to Oct download 
2014: May to Jul download 
2014: Feb to Apr download

2013: Nov & Dec, 2014 highlights download 
2013: Aug to Oct download 
2013: May to July download 
2013: Feb to Apr download


The Judith Wright Centre supports Queensland artists to develop and present new work at all stages of development – from providing a space for an initial creative development, through to presenting a production in one of our performance venues and assisting in developing and delivering strategies for touring works nationally and internationally.

Central to our support for artists is the Fresh Ground initiative, within which there are two programs – the Fresh Ground Residency Program and the Fresh Ground Space Program.

The Fresh Ground Residency Program is designed to be responsive to the needs of artists at any stage of their career path and offers medium to long-term support, which may include financial assistance; access to rehearsal spaces, technical equipment and performance venues; producing support or mentorship and assistance in the development of strategic business plans. Submissions are called for each February, with a submission deadline in March. Artists are advised of the outcomes in April.

The Fresh Ground Space Program offers artists access to unallocated rehearsal spaces for artists and applications are accepted at any time. 

Further information regarding Fresh Ground is available here.