Touring & Festivals
Touring Australia’s arts is vital to artists and audiences alike. The Australia Council offers a broad range of grants and initiatives to support touring, nationally and internationally.
These funding programs assist artists and arts organisations to connect with new markets and audiences, while also providing them with increased employment and skill development opportunities. Importantly, touring increases access to, and an understanding and appreciation of Australian artistic practice, enhancing community wellbeing and social cohesion.
National touringThe Australia Council has a range of touring grants that support artists and arts organisations to tour performing arts, visual arts and live art around Australia. Our national touring grants offer opportunities for current and new audiences to access and participate in the arts, particularly regional and remote areas.
International touringAustralian arts organisations and artists are presented in an exciting array of international contexts. The Australia Council supports artists and companies to take advantage of international opportunities and provides funding to assist international tours and one-off presentations of performing arts and live art.
Market developmentThe Market Development section of the Australia Council delivers a wide range of initiatives and strategic partnerships - such as the Australian Performing Arts Market, Sounds Australia and AWME - and grants programs - such as Live on Stage and Booked. These initiatives and grants programs support artists, companies and their managers, galleries and publishers to build their national and international market reach and reputation.
Latest News and Projects
Rupert Myer AM, Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts has today welcomed the launch of the National Cultural Policy and response to the recommendations of the Australia Council review. Read more >
The IETM-Australia Council Collaboration Project is pleased to announce the second and final program of supported projects for the 2011-12 financial year.
The Australia Council for the Arts announces that Brisbane Powerhouse has been awarded the tender for the Australian Performing Arts Market 2014, 2016 and 2018.
Performing Lines selected to take the lead of Australia Council�s new Indigenous touring consortium for theatre and dance
The Australia Council for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Performing Lines to establish and manage the National Indigenous Touring Consortium - a key project of the Australia Council's Indigenous Market Development Strategy.
Panel membersDetails to be announced.
- International Pathways
- International Performing Arts Markets (IPAMS) Travel Fund 26 April 2013, 30 August 2013 & 29 November 2013
- International Markets - Music managers (Previously Live On Stage - Music Managers)
- International Showcase - Music makers (Previously Live On Stage - International Showcase Program)
- Art Fare: Australian Art Export (Closing 25 January 2013,
12 July 2013, 30 August 2013 & 18 October 2013)
- Australian Performing Arts Market
- Australian World Music Expo (AWME)
- Booked: Travel Fund for Publishers and Literary Agents
- Blak Lines: National Indigenous Touring Consortium, managed by Performing Lines
- Go See
- Going Global
- Get Reading!
- International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM)
- Major Festivals Initiative
- Road Work: Touring Consortium, managed by Performing Lines
- Visiting International Publishers (VIP) Program
Our team and contacts
Collette Brennan, Director
Email or call 02 9215 9043
Tory Loudon, Program Manager
Email or call 02 9215 9046
Penny Miles, Program Manager
Email or call 02 9215 9322
Merindah Donnelly, Indigenous Program Officer
Email or call 02 9215 9004
Ellen Dwyer, Program Officer
Email or call 02 9215 9051
Katie Harford, Program Officer
Email or call 02 9215 9041
Matt Hawkes, Program Officer
Email or call 02 9215 9099
Annaliesse Monaro, Program Officer
Email or call 02 9215 9023
James Cox, Project Coordinator
Email or call 02 9215 9036