HyPe Hybrid Performance Program

HyPe is the Hybrid Performance Program initiative of Salamanca Arts Centre

HyPe Hybrid Performance Program


HyPe supports the creation of innovative, contemporary hybrid performance in Tasmania by supporting artists to take conceptual leaps and to challenge the existing limitations of traditional performance and theatre.

HyPe 2017-2020 will invest in artists’ practice, not just their projects. Independent Tasmanian artists will be selected and supported for a period of two years to develop their practice and present their work as it evolves. They will be supported with artist fees, space and production support. SAC recognises that our independent artists operate in a challenging environment where new artists and projects are the least likely to receive support, the least able to access advocacy channels, but the most critical to our cultural life. It is where the innovators pursue their practices that propel our creativity forward. Support of independent artists is vital given the public funding uncertainties that have recently emerged. We will be selecting artists that are highly connected with their sector and producing excellent work. The HyPe Program will continue to strengthen and grow the reach of independent and experimental arts and the cultural sector in Tasmania.

Enquiries about HyPe can be sent to hype@salarts.org.au


HyPe 2016

Radio Gothic by Briony KiddHeath Brown, Carrie McLean and Alison Mann  (with Jason James and cast)
Crush by Dylan Sheridan & Sam Routledge
The Horse by Dylan Sheridan
No More Public Space, Only Public Order (Water Cannon) by Amy SpiersCatherine Ryan

HyPe 2015

Radio Gothic by Briony Kidd, Heath BrownAlison Mann, Carrie McLean (with Jason James, Hilary Bell and cast)
Captivate by Laura Purcell
Three Grandfathers by Nathan Maynard & Fiona Hamilton
Like HyPe
Crush by Dylan Sheridan & Sam Routledge
The Horse by Dylan Sheridan
No More Public Space, Only Public Order (Water Cannon) by Amy SpiersCatherine Ryan
Roadkill by Felicity Jane Horsley, Donovan John Szypura & Elizabeth Stagg

HyPe 2014

The Batela Project by Halcyon Macleod & Clare Britton
Climate Change Karaoke by Selena deCarvalho
Terminal by Dylan Sheridan
The Seed Project by Trisha Dunn
The Wasteland by Brett Steel & Jude Elliot
Nathan Maynard
FAD by Laura Purcell

HyPe 2013

Am I Blue? by Rodney Berry
Valley of the Shadow of Death by Felicity Jane Horsley, Heidi Douglas, Jason James, Polly Sara, Heath Brown
ECHO Part l – A Neurological Soundscape by Constantine Koukias
The Green Room by Jane Longhurst & Dylan Sheridan
Rose O.K’s Pop-Up Cabaret by 
Rose Ottavi-Kokkoris

Creative Shots

A HyPe Creative Shot connects emerging artists and performers with experienced mentors, providing opportunities for professional development, networking and the emergence of new, site-specific hybrid projects.

Current Project



Arts Laboratory

Salamanca Arts Centre organises Arts Laboratories, Action Research Workshops and Exchange Hubs. These are practical cross-art form performance-making provocations, workshops and work-in-progress showings for Tasmanian hybrid artists and practitioners who are working in the HyPe Program.

Lab Archive

The Art Of Risk & Challenge I
The Art Of Risk & Challenge II
The Art Of Risk & Challenge III
The Art of Risk & Challenge IV
The Art of Risk & Challenge V