We create and present bold new live arts works year-round. Each work we create is an invitation into the unexpected.
By ‘live arts’, we mean innovative or experimental performances or events that invite new ways of working together or interacting with audiences.
Our work is defined by our unique ways of making performances, our engagement with audiences and communities in singular settings, and by the lines we blur between artist and audience, audience and creator.
Our work invites public engagement, connection,
propels invention, renews thinking, and opens the way for dialogue.
Ranging in scale from the intimate to the monumental, our works offer, sensory, emotional, reflective, collective and individual audience experiences.
Two long-term investigations inform our work and our connection to place and people – speculative futures in contexts of migration and displacement, and speculative futures in our climate change context.
We develop safe settings for artists to take creative risks and push the boundaries of their art and practice. We introduce them to diverse regional communities and audiences and open the way for works and artists to excel in local and global arenas.
We foster collaboration with dedicated partner organisations and within the regions we work.
By acting together, we pool resources and knowledge to create opportunities where they may not otherwise exist.
By experimenting, we test ways of capturing collective concerns and activating change through live arts. We develop know-how, which we then share with artists, partners, and research networks to advance contemporary live arts practice.
All our works are guided by the values expressed in our Manifesto, to our commitment to learning from our Elders, and to increasing equity and inclusion in the arts.
As Punctum works are often long term and collaborative, they propose ongoing relationships with partners, artists, and communities.