Pride amplified

About Pride Amplified

Sydney WorldPride is inviting you to be part of Pride Amplified, the open access program for arts, culture, community, experiences and parties.

“Pride Amplified is for anyone who wants to showcase LGBTQIA+ creativity during the Sydney WorldPride festival 17 February to 5 March 2023,” said Sydney WorldPride’s Co-Creative Director, Daniel Clarke. “Whether it’s a party or a night at the theatre, we want to see applications for events across Greater Sydney to showcase Sydney’s LGBTQIA+ talent to the world.”

“From family-friendly days out, to radical and immersive experiences, this is our community’s chance to present LGBTQIA+ creativity on an international stage.”

Registrations for Pride Amplified are now open. Registrations close on 1 August, for projects to be included in the printed festival guide to be distributed in November 2022. A second round of applications for Pride Amplified will re-open from early November for inclusion on the Pride Amplified website only.

To apply, first create an account at eventotron.com and an event. You can then apply to Pride Amplified, part of the Sydney WorldPride Festival in the Festivals & Events tab. Further details in the Event Presenter Handbook. Accessible versions of this document are available. Please e-mail [email protected] or call 0483 819 232 to request.

Pride Amplified Eligibility: Who Can Apply?

There is a light-touch approval process for Pride Amplified events, and requirements that must be met in order to register.

Applying event presenters – ie artists, producers, promoters, community or business organisations – can be from anywhere in the world, however the presented event must take place in Greater Sydney during Sydney WorldPride between 17 Feb – 5 Mar 2023. Note: events can start earlier and finish after the festival as long as they present within the festival dates.

There is no creative assessment of Pride Amplified events, however all registered events must:

  1. Demonstrate strong event planning.
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to Sydney WorldPride’s values of diversity, inclusion and accessibility.
  3. Fit into the context of an LGBTQIA+ festival, meaning the event is either: created and presented by LGBTQIA+ community; or created and presented for the LGBTQIA+ community (defined below).

Note: Due to the nature of Sydney WorldPride’s existing partner relationships, some business entities may be precluded from directly presenting and/or branding work within Pride Amplified. If you are uncertain whether your event is eligible please fill in Step 1 of the registration process and you will be advised if you are eligible, and what next steps are.

Definitions:

Created and presented by LGBTQIA+ community:
An event created by community should be led by members of community, include a majority of participants/performers who are members of community, be presented by an LGBTQIA+ organisation, and/or be creatively driven by the unique perspectives of the community.

Created and presented for LGBTQIA+ community:
An event created by individuals or organisations that are not part of the LGBTQIA+ community may register if it has unique specific appeal to members of the community, arising from the form, content or context of the event. Further, the event must demonstrate meaningful consultation and collaboration with the LGBTQIA+ community in the creation and presentation of the event.

How it works

  • Registrations are made through the Pride Amplified registration portal, (open 24 Jun – 1 Aug), where Event Providers can now upload their event information.
  • Venues can also register to be part of Pride Amplified through Pride Amplified registration portal and connect with event providers who are looking for a venue to present their event.
  • Event Providers are responsible for all aspects of the event and retain all box office responsibilities. Pride Amplified events are encouraged to use the Red61 ticketing system provided by Pride Amplified, however Event Providers with an existing relationship can use their own ticketing platform to sell tickets.
  • To be part of Pride Amplified, a registration fee is payable. The fee is on a sliding scale depending on the ticket price and size of the event (see below). The registration fee covers the cost of administering the Pride Amplified program.
  • Projects that are both not for profit AND have not received corporate, government or substantial philanthropic financial support, will have the option to apply for a registration fee waiver.
  • Events submitted by 1 August 2022 and approved will be able to use the Pride Amplified logo in marketing, be part of the Sydney WorldPride printed guide, and be listed on the Pride Amplified website.
  • Events submitted and approved in the November second round will be able to use the Pride Amplified logo in marketing and will be listed on the Pride Amplified website only.
  • Event Presenters seeking to register should first read the Event Presenter Handbook for a full understanding of the registration process and ongoing relationship between Presenters and Sydney WorldPride.

Registration Fees

Fee Waiver
By application (see pg 19 of the handbook)
All EventsFREE ($0)FREE ($0)
Not For Profit / Community Fees
for events presented by a Not For Profit, or Unfunded* Community Group or Independent Producer
Fee
(Ex GST)
Cost per event
Single Event – free entry175175
Single Event – paid entry250250
Show Season*400400
3 Event Discount Pack (3 different events by the same producer)475158.33
For Profit / Commercial Fees
for Events presented by a Commercial/For Profit or Funded Presenter
Fee
(Ex GST)
Cost per event
   
All events with Free Entry:  
Single Event or Show Season* – free entry350350
   
Events with paid entry in venues of less than 500pax capacity:  
Single Event – paid entry500500
Show Season* – paid entry550550
2 Event Discount Pack (2 different events by the same producer)750375
4 Event Discount Pack (4 different events by the same producer)1200300
   
Events with paid entry in venues of 500pax or greater capacity:  
Single Event – paid entry800800
Show Season* – paid entry950950
2 Event Discount Pack (2 different events by the same producer)1450725
4 Event Discount Pack (4 different events by the same producer)2600650

*Unfunded means the event receives no corporate, government or substantial philanthropic financial support.

*A ‘Show Season’ means multiple performances of the same production/event over multiple days. Events with multi-show seasons will have one Festival Guide and one Website listing per Event.

Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.