National touring & festivals
National touring initiatives assist arts practitioners to build audiences across Australia and promote Australian art to regional and remote areas, particularly where tours are not economically feasible.
Contemporary Music Touring Program
The Contemporary Music Touring Program assists emerging and established musicians to take their music on tour to Australia’s regional and remote areas. The program provides assistance with touring costs such as transport, accommodation, insurance, production and marketing.
Festivals Australia supports regional, remote and community festivals to present quality arts projects. It assists the festival to present new or special arts activities that they have not presented before and where they would be unable to do so without financial support.
Hopscotch is a fund designed to support the national and international touring of innovative Australian live art. It provides support for the travel costs of tours or strategic one-off presentations designed to build the artists’/ companies’ national and international markets.
Playing Australia assists the touring of professionally produced performing arts tours across state and territory boundaries, including regional and remote areas, where there is a demonstrated public demand and tours are otherwise not commercially viable.
Visions of Australia and the Contemporary Touring Initiative
Visions of Australia supports the development and touring of major public exhibitions of Australian cultural material throughout Australia, particularly into regional and remote areas.
The Contemporary Touring Initiative supports the development and touring of contemporary creative visual arts and crafts exhibitions.
The Market Development section also offers a number of opportunities for artists and arts organisations to assist with international touring and the establishment of international connections at, for example, arts markets and fairs.