Presented by Arts on Tour

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 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 and community venues around work.

In 2019 we have two SALONS. The first was held in Sydney at Redfern Town Hall on Wednesday 19 June 2019 and the second is in Tamworth as a prelude to Artstate on Thursday 31 October 2019.

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

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

Pitches can be from all genres of the performing arts and from productions looking to tour to both metro and regional venues, large and small in 2020 and beyond.


Applications via EOI for Tamworth are now open and close on Friday 4 October. Click here to apply.

Eligibility criteria - who can apply?

  • NSW-based artists and producers
  • Professional work that is tour ready; in creative development; or is a concrete idea
  • Available to tour 2020 – 2021 (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

Further information: Email your questions to Kate Gaul 

The SALON event also includes a facilitated networking session - where you get to meet producers, artists, venue presenters and have the opportunity to speak bout your work.
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Our next SALON is in Tamworth as a prelude to Artstate on Thursday 31 October 2019. 

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The collection of EOI's received for Sydney SALON, 2019 and below for the 2018 events.

SALON Sydney June 2019

SALON in Sydney Brochure

SALON in Bathurst Program

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