Back to Back Theatre

60 Little Malop St
Australia 3220

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PO Box 1257
Australia 3220

Tel 61 3 5221 2029
ABN 95 834 484 241

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Back to Back Theatre is seeking creative Artists to be part of our SLOW ART MOVEMENT!


Can you work with others to create art? Do you like to challenge yourself? Do you have curiosity? Are you inspired by design, contemporary issues and art? Do you have ambitions to draw, paint, sculpt as part of a visual arts team?


Ensemble statement

“We are not afraid to step into the cold, dark side. At first we’re scared, but afterwards we feel good. We are witty, emotional, we go deep into the work, we go places you can’t go in real life.”


Back to Back Theatre

  • Makes new work for theatre and film
  • Performs shows in Geelong, interstate and overseas
  • Undertakes theatre, film and art projects with communities
  • Provides training, opportunities and professional development for actors, artist aspiring to gain work in the arts industries
  • Collaborates with other artists
  • Is a registered NDIS provider


Who can apply for the SLOW ART MOVEMENT workshops?

  • You identify as having a perceived intellectual disability or as neurodiverse
  • You have a passion for visual arts
  • You are over 18 years old
  • You are able to participate 1 day a week in a workshop studio
  • You are an NDIS participant or have community participation funding
  • You can travel to and from the workshops at the Back to Back Theatre studios every Tuesday for 8 weeks.


How to Apply?

  • You can register via phone call, email, video or hand written submission.
  • Please describe why you want to be part of this visual arts project. Any interest you may have in design, drawing, painting, sculpture or any of the visual arts. No experience is necessary, however if you have previous experience please share it with us.
  • There are limited places available, so please apply early.
  • Registrations close on Monday 18th January at 5pm.
  • Workshops will be 9:30am– 3:30pm every Tuesday starting 9th February through to 30th March 2020. (8 weeks in total)
  • The application process may involve in-person or online interviews in January 2021.




You can register with

Hand written and posted to:

SLOW ART MOVEMENT, Back to Back Theatre, PO BOX 1257, Geelong VIC 3220.

Record a Video:

Send a video to

Phone Us:

You can call the Back to Back office after 11 January 5221 2029  (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)


Let us know if you would like this information in another format.




Back to Back Theatre recognises the importance of equality in all areas of operations. Back to Back Theatre is an Australian Disability Enterprise and NDIS service provider, providing careers and opportunities in the arts for people with a disability, supported through various state and federal arts and disability government funding bodies.


Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people who identify as LGBTQI+ will be highly regarded.


Organisational Purpose & OverviewBack to Back Theatre creates new forms of contemporary performance created by artists with disabilities, giving voice to social and political issues which speak to all people.

Based in the regional centre of Geelong, the company is one of Australia’s most globally recognised and respected contemporary theatre companies.

Seeking to make a body of work that exists in repertoire across time, the company tours extensively locally, nationally and internationally. Over the last decade, Back to Back Theatre has presented 40 national and 70 international seasons of its work.

Over the last 30 years the company has nurtured a unique artistic voice with an emphasis on the ensemble’s own commentaries on broad social and cultural dialogue. Created through a process of research, improvisation and scripting, new work is realised across time via collaboration between the ensemble, Artistic Director and guest artists.In addition to its professional practice Back to Back Theatre collaborates intensively with communities around the world, with a focus on artistic excellence and elevated social inclusion for people with disabilities.

Back to Back Theatre has received 17 national and international awards including in recent years a Helpmann Award for Best Australian Work, an Edinburgh International Festival Herald Angel Critics’ Award, a New York Bessie and the Myer Foundation Group Award for longstanding contribution to the development of Australian theatre.