Everybody NOW! create participatory performance experiences that generate joy.
Led by Co-Artistic Directors Ian Pidd, Kate Baggerson and Bec Reid, we are dedicated to the creation of high-quality, community-engaged arts projects, that are made with and for community, alongside outstanding professional artists.
Our work extends across art-forms; from slam poetry for seniors, inter-generational radio stations, roller skating rock shows, artists-in-residencies, digital programs, large-scale social dance works, to industry and community workshops and talks.
We work in small towns and big cities, on major festival stages and in town halls, on basketball courts, in schools, aged care facilities, in people’s homes and in the streets.
We exist in collaboration with communities
Real People. Real Stories. Every Body Now.
We create inclusive, democratic and inter-generational creative spaces. Our projects bridge social capital; celebrating difference and amplifying the collective.
We are dedicated to high-quality artistic outcomes and meaningful collaboration with communities, exploring ambitious, curious and contemporary artistic ideas.
We celebrate and showcase the local. We are joy generators who work with heart and passion to increase participation in the arts, and nurture a sense of connection and belonging.
We treat the stories shared with us with integrity and respect. We cultivate an honest, accountable and ethical culture. We value relationships as central to our work.
Everybody NOW! was founded in 2015 when Co-Artistic Directors Ian Pidd, Kate (McDonald) Baggerson and Bec Reid, came together to create their first dance and theatre work, The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair, commissioned by Bleach Festival on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
They have since reached over 50,000 people aged between 3 – 100 years young, in 200 communities across Australia, attracting commissions and presentations from major festivals and events nationally including Brisbane Festival, Darwin Festival, Festival 2018 for the International Commonwealth Games, The Woodford Folk Festival, Lost Lands Festival, The Wanderer and Bleach* Festival.
They have toured to over 100 regional communities working with presenters, venues and local governments; employed over 500 artists and initiated new, cross-sector partnerships into health and aged care.