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 in community-run 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.
Community presenters can submit a proposal for funding to:
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 community-run venue, including financial management, fee negotiation, contracting, marketing and technical provisions. A community presenter might be a:
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY-RUN VENUE?
A community-run venue is defined as a venue that does not have a full-time paid member of staff (eg. a venue manager). Venues that offer opportunities for performing arts events over and above their core business (eg. a bar, café or club) will also be considered.
Grant funds can be used to support up to 50% of the performance/delivery fee of a touring production. Applicants can apply for:
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.
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.
Opens 13 March
Closes 10 April, 5pm AEST
For projects between 1 July, 2017 and 31 December, 2018.
Opens 28 August
Closes 25 September, 5pm AEST
For projects between 1 January, 2017 and 31 December, 2019.
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.