Arts on Tour

Working with producers

How we work with producers


Our aim is to increase your capacity to tour. We work in partnership with you to achieve this and to best understand your needs.

Arts on Tour works with NSW-based producers across the sector and across genres – from independent artists and creative producers to performing arts organisations large and small. We work with companies with years of touring experience and those with none at all. For more general information about Arts on Tour, visit What we do.

Our aim is to work in partnership with producers to increase your capacity to tour. For emerging tourers, when the focus is on market development, this means being your trusty advisor, navigator and relationship-broker. For more seasoned and regular tourers, it means lightening the load by becoming your external touring department and being your strategic partner, thinking long-term about your touring goals. Irrespective of the stage, our approach is to lead from behind: we’ll provide the expertise to enable you to be out front, building and maintaining relationships with presenters and getting to know your audiences.


WHAT WE WORK ON

We work with metropolitan-based and regional producers on both ‘large-scale’ work for mainstage venues that is usually funding dependent through Playing Australia/state-based touring funds, and ‘small-scale’ work for alternative or studio venues, which may be supported by AOT’s CPTG grant and/or be purchased directly by the presenter.


WHAT WE OFFER

Market development support

  • Navigating the landscape
  • Developing a touring strategy
  • How to market to presenters
  • Networking opportunities
  • Getting tour ready
  • Promotion of small-scale work to AOT’s NSW community presenter network


Tour development services

  • Itinerary building
  • Fee negotiation
  • Travel costings
  • Funding application support


Tour delivery services

  • Budget management
  • Travel bookings and logistics
  • Cabcharges, fuel cards
  • Freight coordination
  • Tour briefings and travel itinerary documents
  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • On the road travel support
  • Contracting presenters
  • Presenter liaison
  • Marketing and engagement support

FEE FOR SERVICE

Arts on Tour is a fee for service organisation. For some producers we may only provide 1 or 2 of the services above and for others we provide a full service, with fees adjusted accordingly. These fees are heavily subsidised through the Arts NSW funding we receive and can vary for producers according to Arts NSW and Arts on Tour’s strategic priorities. We work with producers to minimise the impact of these fees on the producer’s ability to undertake touring projects - ultimately, we all want to get the show on the road.


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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