ABOUT

Services for 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 and goals.

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 mainstage productions as well as smaller scale work for studio spaces or alternative venues. Most mainstage work requires touring funding through Playing Australia and Create NSW to make it financially viable for presenters. Some smaller scale work can tour without funding. We work with both models.

TOURING SERVICES FOR PRODUCERS

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. We can provide a full service - including all of the services above - or just some of these services. The projects we take on, the services we provide and the fees we charge are determined by our capacity, both Arts and Tour's and Create NSW's strategic priorities, and our financial sustainability. 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.

“AOT play a massive role in allowing small to medium size companies navigate the entire process of literally getting their show on the road. Invaluable, is the one word that sums AOT up to me.”

Scott Stoddart, Flying Fruit Fly Circus

USEFUL LINKS


PEAK BODIES, TOUR COORDS, REGIONAL ARTS ORGS, PRESENTER ASSOCIATIONS

NAT – Regional Arts Australia
NAT – PACA
NSW – Arts on Tour
NSW – Regional Arts NSW
NSW – NAPACA
TAS – Tasmania Performs
VIC – Regional Arts Victoria
VIC – VAPAC
QLD – Artour
QLD – Stage Queensland
SA – Country Arts SA
WA – Country Arts WA
WA – CircuitWest
NT – Artback NT


FUNDING FOR TOURING 
For NSW-based artists

Playing Australia – Inter-state touring
Create NSW – State-based touring in NSW