Presented by AOT in partnership with NAPACA

SALON is an initiative to build relationships between NSW artists/producers and presenters, regional and metro: a small-scale, lo-fi conversation starter without the bells and whistles of a full-blown showcase.


NSW artists, producers and presenters, regional and metro, have identified a lack of opportunities for connecting and building relationships across the state, and Arts on Tour in partnership with the NSW & ACT Performing Arts Centres Association (NAPACA) is working on ways to address this.

SALON is a platform for Pecha Kucha-style pitches from artists and producers to facilitate connections with NAPACA members around work.


In 2018 we are planning two SALONS. The first will be in Sydney on Thursday June 7, 2018 and the second will be in Bathurst as part of Artstate on Thursday November 1, 2018.

Selected artists/producers present pitches of up to 5 minutes each. These pitches may be tour ready work, works in development and ideas looking for partnerships. Pitches are accompanied by images. 

Selected presenters will also pitch their organisation: their programming aspirations and approaches, their audiences, capacity and partnership opportunities 

Based on our feedback from 2017 there will be extended time available for networking and discussion.

EOIs are encouraged from all genres of the performing arts and from productions looking to tour to both metro and regional venues, large and small in 2019 and beyond.

Eligibility criteria - who is this open to?

  • NSW-based artists and producers
  • Professional work that is tour ready; in creative development; or is a concrete idea
  • Available to tour 2019 – 2020 (and beyond)

Selection criteria - what are we looking for?

  • Relevance and suitability to NSW audiences
  • Quality of work and artists involved
  • Engagement opportunities offered to audiences around the work
  • Regional diversity of artists – we encourage artists/producers based in regional NSW to apply
  • Cultural and artistic diversity of work – we're looking for a diversity of artists, stories, and modes of presentation
  • Diversity of artform – including dance, theatre, music theatre, cabaret, children/family

Selection panel: TBA 

Further information: Save the dates !  Stay in the loop by registering your interest with Kate Gaul 



In 2018 we are planning two SALONS. The first will be in Sydney on Thursday June 7, 2018 and the second will be in Bathurst as part of Artstate on Thursday November 1, 2018.

In the meantime, explore the touring resources below.

Producers and Presenters who pitched at the SALON, 2017.


The complete collection of EOIs received for SALON, 2017.

AOT SALON 2017 book

If you would like more information regarding SALON or news about upcoming opportunities please email