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The Platform


Corrugated Iron plays a vital role in a region where there is no tertiary training in the performing arts and informal on-the-job-training for emerging and early career artists and arts workers is at the heart of all that we do.


THE PLATFORM provides mentoring, training and professional learning and access to very rare free rehearsal and performance space for emerging NT artists aged 15 to 30. Through a multi-layered approach THE PLATFORM supports the growth of our future makers and cultural leaders by providing opportunities that range from testing new ideas to taking up residence within Corrugated Iron.


Young creatives can choose their own adventure through:


Annual professional employment pathway program for emerging and early career artists aged15 to 26 who want to develop their skills and experience in their chosen artform, teaching artistry, facilitation and group work skills. The cohort will participate in all Tool Kit masterclasses will meet interstate circus and theatre artists through online workshops, and become assistant teaching artists in our workshop program.

2023 Key dates:

Wed 11 January 

Expressions of Interest Close

Mon 23 – 26 January

Interviews at Corro

Fri 27 January

Outcomes sent out and term 1 classes assigned


6th February

Term 1 classes begin 



A three month structured placement as part of Arts NT's NXT Gen Arts Grants our emerging Artist in Residence will develop their experience of working within an arts organisation as well as have access to space to work on their own practice. 

Work alongside Corrugated Iron staff and artists in the workshop program, contribute to creative development processes and play a key role in the development of a new work for Darwin Fringe Festival.

NXT Gen Arts Grants provide structured career development for Northern Territory (NT) early career artists or art workers aged 18 – 25 years through a professional practice placement.


Applications close 2pm ACST, 6 February 2023.


A 6-month opportunity for a group of emerging artists under 30 years of age, to take residence at Corrugated Iron. The residency will provide dedicated time in the performance space, use of circus facilities, a hot desk, mentorship from Corrugated Iron staff and in-kind support for a performance outcome, if required. The company in residence will work with Corrugated Iron staff to devise an in-residence program tailored to suit their needs.   ​


With a focus on developing industry knowledge and the fundamentals of independent arts practice, Tool Kit prepares emerging artists and early career artists for a sustainable life in the arts. The masterclasses will be facilitated by industry experts in self producing, independent arts administration, marketing plus more. Alongside set topics, the program will respond to the requests of emerging artists and will draw on the expertise of NT and national practitioners. 

RAISE THE ROOF scratch nights

A place for young creatives and emerging artists to test out new ideas, themes and performance styles in front of a safe and supportive audience. Taking place quarterly, Raise the Roof not only showcases works in progress but offers a platform for experimentation and risk. Whether it’s a developing circus act, a rough comedy sketch, an exploration of a new form, or crewing a live show for the first time, Raise the Roof is the place to test it – Inspired anarchy is quite possible once we RAISE THE ROOF!​

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