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Matchbox 2023 Tile

Job details

Q Theatre
1 Jul 2022
Work type
Call for entries, Expressions of interest
Work classification
Education & Development, Performing Arts


2023 marks the 10th year of Q’s Creative Development Programme MATCHBOX. Apply to be a part of MATCHBOX 2023 today. 

MATCHBOX is a curated contemporary and professional programme that responds to the rich multiplicity and diversity of Auckland and resonates with our physical and spiritual home, Tāmaki Makaurau. Since its initial iteration in 2012, MATCHBOX (previously known as Q Presents), has been a pillar of Q’s annual programme and has brought a significant number of independent powerhouse works to the stage including Daffodils, OTHER [Chinese], Burn Her, Inflated Rebel, Medusa and so many more. 

The intention of MATCHBOX is to provide a supportive and risk reduced environment for up to three projects to present a season in Q’s Loft space. We’re on the hunt for artists ready to take on the invigorating challenge of a Q season to launch their next banger idea to an audience. MATCHBOX is a collaborative learning journey between producer, artists and Q; with project itself at the heart.

Q supports MATCHBOX seasons through providing a box office split that includes venue hire, labour, equipment, rehearsal space, marketing support and opening night hosting, along with tactical and emotional support along the way from Q’s team. 

Important Dates for Matchbox 2023 submissions:

Submissions open: Wednesday 1 June 2022
Online Q&A: Wednesday 15 June 2022 (Click here for more details)
Submissions close: 11 pm Friday 1 July 2022
Shortlisted applicants contacted: Monday 18 July 2022
30-minute pitches with a panel in person or via Zoom: 25 - 29 July 2022
Seasons selected applicants notified: Monday 1 August 2022
Matchbox 2023 season: August - September 2023


How to apply

Please ensure you’ve read the MATCHBOX Info Pack and filled out this submission form. Once completed, send this form to:
Padma Akula
Q Producer | Kaihautu

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Q Theatre

1 Jun 2022

Q is an independent, multi-purpose performing arts venue at 305 Queen Street, in the heart of Auckland's Aotea Arts Precinct.