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.

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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 touring

The 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.


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International touring

Australian 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.


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Market development

The 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.


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Latest News and Projects

IETM-Australia Council for the Arts Collaboration Project

IETM-Australia Council for the Arts Collaboration Project

The IETM-Australia Council Collaboration Project is pleased to announce the second and final program of supported projects for the 2011-12 financial year.

Performing Lines selected to take the lead of Australia Council�s new Indigenous touring consortium for theatre and dance

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.

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Our team and contacts

  • Collette Brennan, Director
    Email Collette or call 02 9215 9043
  • Tory Loudon, Program Manager
    Email Tory or call 02 9215 9046
  • Penny Miles, Program Manager
    Email Penny or call 02 9215 9322
  • Merindah Donnelly, Indigenous Program Officer
    Email Merindah or call 02 9215 9004
  • Ellen Dwyer, Program Officer
    Email Ellen or call 02 9215 9051
  • Katie Harford, Program Officer
    Email Katie or call 02 9215 9041
  • Matt Hawkes, Program Officer
    Email Matt or call 02 9215 9099
  • Annaliesse Monaro, Program Officer
    Email Annaliesse or call 02 9215 9023
  • James Cox, Project Coordinator
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