Dance Therapy Association of Australia

DTAA Forthcoming Events

DTAA Events

The DTAA runs regular professional development events to enable our members to keep up to date with the latest developments in DMT and related areas of professional knowledge. We aim to offer sufficient hours of PD to assist all members to reach the necessary hours for professional development per year. Most of our events are also open to other interested professionals. Members who have suggestions for PD topics they would like the DTAA to address, or who would like to offer a PD on a topic of their expertise, should contact PD Committee Convenor Jane Guthrie on

 DTAA Group Supervision

The DTAA is offering a group supervision session facilitated by senior professional members on June 24th, 2017.  If you are interested in attending please forward your expression of interest to

Further details will be posted soon.

Writing a successful grant proposal: professional development workshop for dance movement therapists and other creative arts therapists with Dr Kim Dunphy

*Please note that this workshop is now postponed until further notice, information about future dates will be advertised in Current Moves*


While dance movement and other creative arts therapists are highly skilled in considering clients’ needs and developing therapeutic programs to address those, they often struggle with finding ways to fund that work. This workshop helps address that problem by offering a practical and hands-on session in seeking out and writing successful grant applications.

This session offers participants the opportunity to develop a successful grant proposal. It includes skill development in finding a relevant grant opportunity, sharpening responses to selection criteria, providing relevant background and articulating the benefits of the proposed project for stakeholders from funders, to participants and the wider profession. Participants should come with a specific project or grant round in mind, and will spend the day working specifically on that task.  Expect to complete the session with a proposal well-developed for submission!

Regional, interstate and overseas participants welcome:
Participants who are not able to attend in person are invited to participate in the workshop using free conferencing technology Zoom.

The session is especially developed to support applicants to the Hanny Exiner Memorial Foundation grants for DMT research which close on July 17.

Date and time: Saturday May 27 9.30-4.30;

Venue: Fitzroy Library, Meeting room 1, 128 Moor St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

To Register: Go to – or

For more information please view this flyer: 2017 Grant Proposal Writing with Dr Kim Dunphy Flyer

Another session later in the year will offer professional development in how to write for publication.


Photo: HEMF recipient Marita Jacobsson, with Nelinha Pereira and Kim Dunphy in 2014, in Timor-Leste undertaking her research project. 

Presenter: Kim Dunphy has written successful grant proposals for hundreds of thousands of dollars to funding bodies in Australia and other countries, including local, state and federal governments, philanthropic organisations, private funders, universities, professional service organisations (including PACFA and UNESCO), and others. All of these have been for arts projects or research and many for dance movement therapy. She has also made successful proposals to HEMF and supported several other DM therapists to write them also. Kim’s most recent application was for a Mackenzie Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Melbourne, where she is now Australasia’s first salaried DMT researcher.