Presented by Arts on Tour

SALON is an initiative to build relationships between NSW artists/producers and presenters: it is a small-scale, lo-fi conversation starter without the bells and whistles of a full-blown showcase. Artists/Producers may apply to present a short pitch about their work at the event. There are also facilitated networking opportunities and you will hear from selected venues about their programming streams.


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

COVID-19 has shifted the goalposts this year but we are planning to go ahead with the SALON in Wagga Wagga alongside Artstate on Thursday 5th November.

To keep updated as we announce the opening of applications to apply to pitch and also grab tickets please sign up to our mailing list via the form below or like our FaceBook page.


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. 

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 2021 and beyond.


Applications will be announced via our newsletter, please join the mailing list below to keep updated.

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 2021 - 2022 (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 


You will hear from a mixture of artists and producers. Each giving a 5 minute pitch of their work. This is a great way to hear about new work that is being made. The SALON event also includes a facilitated networking session - where all attendees will have the opportunity to meet producers, artists, venue presenters and have the opportunity to speak about your own work. Alongside artists and producers selected presenters will pitch their organisation: their programming aspirations and approaches, their audiences, capacity and partnership opportunities.  

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All eligible artists that apply to present their work at our Salon are included in our catalog of works. It is a great guide to shows that are available for touring from NSW and ACT artists. Hard copies are available to everyone who attends and a digital version is available below.

Below is the collection of EOI's received for previous SALON's.

Salon in Tamworth Program

SALON Sydney June 2019

SALON in Sydney Brochure 2018

SALON in Bathurst Program 2018

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