National touring & festivals

National Touring and Festivals programs are designed to increase access for regional and remote audiences.

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2013 Castlemaine State Festival Public Opening, Concuopia - Creative Producer Jude Anderson, Punctum. Photo Credit: Michael Nix  

We offer the following funding initiatives:

  • Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund
  • Visions of Australia: Regional Exhibitions Touring Fund and Contemporary Touring Initiative (CTI)
  • Festivals Australia: Regional Festivals Project Fund
  • Playing Australia: National Touring Status
  • Regional Audience Engagement Program

Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund

This fund assists the touring of professionally produced performing arts to regional and remote communities across Australia.

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Visions of Australia: Regional Exhibition Touring Fund and Contemporary Touring Initiative (CTI)

This fund supports the development and touring of exhibitions of Australian cultural material to regional and remote communities in Australia. The Contemporary Touring Initiative (CTI) is an additional fund which supports the development and touring of exhibitions of contemporary visuals artists and crafts to regional and remote communities in Australia.

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Grant decisions

Festivals Australia: Regional Festivals Project Fund

This fund supports innovative arts projects that add to the quality, diversity and audience engagement of festivals in regional and remote Australia.

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Grant decisions

Regional Audience Engagement Program

This initiative will support four regional and remote presenters to develop effective audience engagement plans. The program is a unique professional development opportunity that will support presenters to design meaningful and sustainable audience development programs and activities.

Through a combination of workshops, onsite analysis and coaching over 10 months, presenters will be provided with insights and tools to create innovative audience engagement plans designed to match their specific community and organisation goals. 

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Playing Australia: National Touring Status

This fund supports producers and touring agencies with demonstrated national touring experience to program from 2015-2017. The grant focuses on the opportunities to develop and engage regional and remote audiences through established partnerships with presenters.

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Grant decisions

Go See

This fund supports presenters to attend performances of Australian works with the aim of creating networks between Australian producers and presenters, and partnership opportunities for future activities such as tours and commissions.

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Grant decisions

  • Click here to view grant decisions made under the Australia Council for the Arts.
  • For information on previous decisions made by the Office of the Arts (prior to transfer of funding programs to the Australia Council for the Arts) please contact us by phoning our Program Staff on 02) 9215 9163.

Market Development opportunities

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.

Contemporary Music Touring Program

For information on the Contemporary Music Touring Program, including current funding rounds and past grant decisions, please visit the Music artform webpage

Sign up to the National Touring and Festivals mailing list

If you would like to subscribe to the National Touring and Festivals Regional programs mailing list please contact Roxanne by email via r.lorenz@australiacouncil.gov.au.

Please indicate which funding programs you are interested in.

 

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