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:
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:
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.
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.
TWO ROUNDS IN 2019
The first round opens on Monday 11 March 2019. The first round closes at 5pm Monday 8 April 2019 for projects between 1 July 2019 and 31 December 2020.
The second round opens on Monday 19 August 2019 and will close Monday 16 September 2019, for projects between 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2021.
Applications must be submitted by 5pm (AEST) on the closing date. Late applications can not be accepted.
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.