Arts on Tour

INITIATIVES

COMMUNITY PRESENTER TOURING GRANT


PURPOSE

The purpose of the Community Presenter Touring Grant is to extend the reach of professional productions to smaller towns and remote communities in NSW that do not have a professional performing arts venue, by providing funds towards the performance fee of touring productions.

The Grant supports the presentation of professional, NSW-based productions to non-professional venues in regional NSW. Funds for this Grant have been made available by Arts NSW on behalf of the NSW Government. This is a three-year initiative.

Applicants can submit a proposal for funding to:

  • extend a regional tour to one or more non-professional venues in regional NSW;
  • support a new tour to two or more non-professional venues in regional NSW.

Who can apply?

Community presenters can apply for this Grant. For the purposes of this grant a community presenter is an individual or organisation who takes on the responsibility of presenting a professional production or performance in a non-professional venue, including financial management, fee negotiation, contracting, marketing and technical provisions. A community presenter might be a:

  • Regional arts organisation;
  • Community group;
  • Local council;
  • Lead organisation representing a consortium of non-professional venues;
  • Tour coordinator or Producer (defined as the person or organization who is taking the financial risk on the tour);
  • Professional performing arts presenter coordinating a ‘mini tour’ to non-professional venues as part of a regional tour;
  • Self-presenting artist or producer.


NON-PROFESSIONAL VENUE

A non-professional venue is defined as a venue that that does not present professional performing arts experiences as its primary function. Eg. community halls, libraries, community arts centres. For the purposes of this grant, in-school presentations are not eligible.



HOW MUCH CAN I APPLY FOR?

Grant funds can be used to support up to 50% of the performance/delivery fee of a touring production. Applicants can apply for:

  • between $500 and $4,000 per venue;
  • up to $15,000 for a consortium of three or more venues.


We strongly encourage you to read the guidelines & FAQs, and speak to Arts on Tour staff and/or your regional arts organisation
before starting on an application.


LOOKING FOR PRODUCTIONS TO PROGRAM, OR HAVE A WORK TO TOUR?

Arts on Tour is starting to coordinate a small number of tours to non-managed venues, but there are many companies and artists making high quality productions available for touring that you can get in contact with directly. Conversely, if you have a production you'd like to get on the road, get in contact with us.


Small scale productions available for touring

KEY INFO

2017 ROUNDS

ROUND 1
Opens 13 March
Closes 10 April, 5pm AEST
For projects between 1 July, 2017 and 31 December, 2018.

ROUND 2
Opens 28 August
Closes 25 September, 5pm AEST
For projects between 1 January, 2017 and 31 December, 2019.


LINKS

Apply Now
Create NSW website

DOWNLOAD

CPTG Guidelines & FAQs


GET IN CONTACT!

If you're involved with a community-run venue or you're a producer with a work you'd love to get out to smaller towns and remote communities, we'd love to talk to you. Get in touch - give us a call or send an email to Kate Gaul.