'As a new writer for stage, Longhouse was an opportunity too good to miss, it was a chance for me to share a WIP to an audience in a supportive environment, gather feedback and know if I am heading in the right direction.' - Gary Paramanathan, Longhouse: WIP 2022 

'I had THE BEST TIME! What a brilliant opportunity to connect with the community and share this work in progress. I had really heart-warming and enriching conversations about the work in the networking drinks after the sharing. And everywhere I’ve been recently someone says, “I heard about your podcast at the Longhouse!”.' - Pearl Tan, Longhouse: WIP 2022 

Expressions of interest are now open to be a part of CAAP Longhouse: Works-in-Progress. Come and test your new work or idea in front of a warm and supportive audience.  

We encourage submissions from emerging artists who want to present something in front of an audience for the first time and more experienced artists who want to try out a new edgy idea. After the performances, there will be facilitated feedback to help artists refine their ideas and take it to the next level.

We are looking for performances under 10 minutes that can be done with minimal tech support. These can be excerpts of a work in development - a reading of an unpublished script, movement/dance piece, improvisation, a musical number or a multimedia presentation. Don’t be afraid to pitch something different. We love seeing new work from artists of varying practices.

We welcome applications from artists located anywhere in Australia, however, artists must be Sydney based for the the event or able to cover their own travel costs.


The Longhouse: WIP will take place in Bay 20 at Carriageworks on Thursday 23 November 2023.
EOIs 1Oam, Monday 25 September.
Successful applicants will be notified via email the first week of October. 


Please complete the expression of interest form linked below. Before you start: here's an overview of what you'll need before answering this form. The form questions are a mix of checkbox and short paragraph answers   

  • Name and Contact details of the artist or group
  • A description of the work you intend to perform
  • Additional information - trigger/content warnings, technical requirements, etc.
  • Headshots of each artist performing. This can be done via the Google Drive function on this form or if you would prefer to email the files or links directly, that's fine too.

Note: There are questions we ask for CAAP's organisational purpose, these are optional and will not impact your application



If you have any queries about your EOI, please contact our Longhouse coordinator Happy Feraren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..