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 artists, tutors and teaching artists 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 26. 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:

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!​

Tool Kit Masterclasses

With a focus on developing industry knowledge and the fundamentals of independent arts practice, Tool Kit prepares emerging artists for a sustainable life in the arts. The masterclasses will be facilitated by industry experts in self producing, independent arts administration 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. 

Share Space

Access to in kind rehearsal/development space for emerging artists, as opportunities arise. It may be for a weekend creative development or a weekly timeslot to rehearse for an upcoming performance. ShareSpace ensures that emerging artists always have a home to create. 

Company in Residence

A 6-month opportunity for a group of emerging artists 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. Before they begin, the company will work with Corrugated Iron staff to devise an in-residence program tailored to needs.   ​

Artist in Residence

A 3-month paid position; our emerging Artist in Residence will develop their experience of working within an arts organisation and have space to work on their own practice – resulting in a showing.  


A 12-month paid professional pathway program for six (6) emerging artists aged 15 to 26, who want to develop their skills and experience in their chosen artform and teaching artistry. 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.