Auditions and Opportunities

2021 Homegrown Secondary Tile

Homegrown Independents Program

Homegrown is the Empire Theatre’s Independents program encouraging the development and production of new and exciting works and allowing them space to be seen and presented. Independent producers are afforded expert advice and assistance to produce their event and the program is flexible and responsive to the individual needs of the producer. Homegrown is designed to provide access, develop community capacity, support local emerging artists and develop audiences by introducing them to new and local adventurous work.

Homegrown allows for experimentation, collaboration and creative freedom and has produced high quality results. Past Independent producers have gone on to show their work elsewhere and have their work published.

We encourage applications from all disciplines, including cross discipline work. We want to hear your idea and help you share it with the wider community. We are also open to flexible presentation models but offer a standard structure as a starting point.

Please read the EOI and Application Information here for more information.

 Applications must be submitted by December 18 close of business to be considered as part of the 2021 season of events. 

Download the Application Form here. 



Toowoomba Arts Footprint - $20,000 Artists in Residence Program - APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Recent community research has identified a gap in career pathways, income security and professional development opportunities for emerging and established artists in regional Australia.

The Toowoomba Arts Footprint Artists In Residence Program offers a guaranteed short-term income to three artists/artisans who are practicing, working and living in regional, rural and remote Queensland to complete a project with high levels of community engagement that enlivens Toowoomba Region’s arts scene. All forms of artistic expression and trades are invited to apply.

 For more information please contact the Regional Arts Officer - South West Queensland : Michelle Blair or 0488 289 405

Every year, the Empire Theatre has several opportunities for local singers, dancers, actors and instrumentalists of all ages and experience levels. In addition to the highly anticipated Empire Theatres musical and Empire Youth Arts IMPACT Ensemble production, the Empire Theatre has collaborated with Opera Queensland, Opera Australia, Expressions Dance Company and more to provide unique performance opportunities on the Empire stage and beyond.  Find out more about our major productions and projects.