Critical Stages organises and manages tours of high quality independent theatre productions in Australia. Productions are chosen from across Australia via a national curatorial panel. Each production chosen to be part of Critical Stages is selected via a detailed curatorial process that includes essential criteria of significant critical and industry acclaim and a previous lengthy sell-out season.
Kultour is a national touring network established by the Australia Council in 2001 to foster an awareness of Australian multicultural arts. Each year Kultour offers a curated program of multicultural works available for touring on the national circuit. Kultour supports presenters by covering touring costs and providing tour marketing materials.
Musica Viva CountryWide sends musicians into and around regional and remote Australia to enthuse audiences, inspire creativity and imagination and nourish souls. From Darwin to Launceston and Ballina to Perth, CountryWide brings exceptional live music experiences to over 22,000 Australians every year through professional regional venues and volunteer music societies. A wide variety of groups tour for CountryWide to provide live music experiences in communities outside metropolitan areas, including string quartets, trios, duos and soloists, mixed ensembles, period instrument ensembles, wind and brass ensembles, percussionists, pianists, guitarists, vocal soloists and groups, jazz ensembles and world music groups. Facilitating Musica Viva's allegiance to music education, CountryWide fosters masterclasses and workshops around the country wherever possible with the groups performing.
Performing Lines works from concept to production and touring. It works with artists at every stage of their careers, from emerging artists to internationally recognised names - and in many cases, plays a critical role in artists' development. It produces or tours works presented at all levels of the Australian performing arts industry - from the contemporary arts venues comprising the Mobile States consortium, to regional venues large and small, to flagship venues such as Sydney Opera House, and to all the major Australian festivals.
The Blue Heeler Network
The Blue Heeler Network (BHN) is the network of touring staff in Regional Arts Australia's organisations. The BHN hosts a touring menu website called Cyberpaddock and a biannual touring forum called Long Paddock. Some of the network members also run state-based touring showcases.
APACA is the national association for performing arts centres. It provides advocacy and advice to Federal, State and Local Government on a range of important issues and assists with industry development by providing benchmarks and codes of practices. In addition, APACA supports its Australia-wide membership with a vital platform for information exchange, an annual professional development conference and maintains strategic alliances with other industry peak bodies.
On the APACA site you will find lists of member venues, details about the national conference and technical specifications for member venues.
CircuitWest is a network of professional performing arts centres in regional WA. The network provides viable touring circuits for major state, national and international productions.
INAPAC is the representative body for Performing Arts Centres in NSW and ACT, supporting a vibrant network of members.
NSW and ACT Performing Arts Centres are actively involved in the national touring network, making some of Australia's best performing arts available to their communities. At venues around the state you are able to see everything from Opera to local eisteddfods and from Shakespeare to children's theatre.
More than just theatre spaces, many INAPAC members also offer conference, exhibition and event facilities and are fundamental to the cultural life of the areas they service.This site is designed to let you get to know our members, their facilities and what's going on in your local Performing Arts Centre.
The Northern Australian Regional Performing Arts Centres Association Inc, is the peak body serving regional and capital city Arts Centres throughout the State of Queensland and the Northern Territory.
VAPAC is the state peak representative body for professionally managed performing arts centres in Victoria. Representing a network of over 52 performing arts facilities across regional and metropolitan Victoria and Tasmania, VAPAC offers a wide range of services and projects designed to support venue management and enhancements.
On the VAPAC site you will find lists of member venues and contact details, calendar of events, location maps and technical details.
Arts NSW is the NSW Government’s arts policy and funding body. Arts NSW fund key arts organisations, manage a portfolio of properties used for cultural activities and advise the Government and arts sector on effective support for the arts. We also encourage participation in, and broader access to, the arts and support our artists and cultural organisations to create and present exciting and innovative work
Arts NT's primary role is to support and develop the artistic and cultural potential of the Territory through policy, operational and financial support and advice to the arts sector and to government. Through its programs Arts NT aims to develop responsive and appropriate mechanisms for the support and development of the Northern Territory's artists and the broader arts sector. Arts NT aims to ensure that all Territory residents have access to a variety of arts and cultural activities either as audience or as active participants.
Arts Queensland is the State Government agency dedicated to supporting and growing Queensland's vibrant and innovative arts by promoting a diverse, dynamic, creative culture; strengthening partnerships and collaboration; and capitalising on Queensland's unique strengths and characteristics.
Arts Queensland strives for a strong arts sector that drives a thriving creative economy and develops the creative capital of Queensland communities.
Arts SA is a division of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and is the South Australian Government's arts and cultural agency.
Its role includes: developing, facilitating and administering the Government's vision and strategy for the arts and cultural sector; advising and supporting the Minister for the Arts and the Minister Assisting the Premier in the Arts; managing the Government's funding assistance to artists and arts organisations; supporting the development and maintenance of our State's cultural heritage collections; recognising and promoting the strengths and needs of our State's makers, presenters and collectors of art and cultural heritage.
Australia Council for the Arts
The Australia Council is the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body. The Australia Council cultivates the nation's creativity by investing in artists and arts organisations working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, community partnerships, dance, literature, music, theatre, visual arts and multi-artform practices.
Playing Australia is the Australian Government's National Performing Arts Touring Program, gives all Australians, wherever they live, better access to some of the country's best performing arts. From ballet to Indigenous dance, jazz to classical music and Shakespeare to bilingual theatre - Playing Australia has assisted the touring of performing arts across Australia since 1992.
The program provides Australian Government funding to companies, producers, venues, presenters and tour organisers to tour performing arts across state and territory boundaries where this is currently not commercially viable and there is demonstrated public demand.