Arts on Tour

Working with presenters

How we work with presenters


We partner with presenters to bring high quality productions to regional audiences and to maximise the impact of these tours for your audiences and community at large. Ultimately, it is this potential impact that drives us in all the work we do.

Arts on Tour works with regional presenters nationally across Australia, with a network of over 150 professional performing arts venues. In NSW we also work with community presenters to broaden the reach of professional work to smaller towns and communities.

We work with you to support your artistic, audience development and community impact goals.

At a fundamental level, this means developing and delivering tours that enable you to program high quality work, and coordinating additional activities to engage the broader community. We know that touring a diverse range of productions, made both regionally and in our cities, contributes to the richness and liveability of regional centres – with significant cultural, social, economic and health benefits.

With this in mind we are increasingly exploring opportunities to work with presenters beyond these touring parameters, to explore how AOT can better support presenters in maximising the community impact of arts experiences.

We are also passionate about facilitating the development of long-term relationships between producers and presenters – relationships that generate ideas, opportunities and creative exchange.


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NSW COMMUNITY PRESENTERS
In NSW we have a further goal in working with presenters – to play a role in culturally activating smaller towns and regional communities that don’t have a professional performing arts centre. We do this through the Community Presenter Touring Grant (CPTG) – funded through Arts NSW.

The grant can be used to subsidise the performance fee of presenting professional NSW productions in community halls and other alternative, volunteer-run venues. Applicants – or ‘Community Presenters’ may be the local council or a community group, or a self-presenting artist looking to connect with audiences in smaller communities.


COMMUNITY PRESENTER TOURING GRANT

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USEFUL TOURING INFO


SHOWCASES IN 2017

Showbroker
Adelaide, 27 Feb - 1 Mar

Artour Showcase
Brisbane, 20 - 21 Mar
Pitch application closed

Showcase WA
Perth, 10 May
Pitch application closed

Showcase Victoria
Melbourne, 31 May - 1 Jun
Pitch application closed

APACA/PAX
Sydney, 21 - 24 Aug
Pitch application closed

SHOWCASES IN 2018

APAM
Brisbane, 19 - 23 February
Pitch application deadline: 3 July 2017


TOUR COORDINATORS & REGIONAL ARTS ORGANISATIONS

NSW – Arts on Tour
NSW – Regional Arts NSW
TAS - Tasmania Performs
VIC – Regional Arts Victoria
QLD – Artour
SA – Country Arts SA
WA – Country Arts WA
NT – Artback NT


FUNDING FOR TOURING
For NSW-based artists

Playing Australia – inter-state touring
Arts NSW – state-based touring in NSW
Arts on Tour's CPTG – NSW community presenters