Arts on Tour launched the Backroads Initiative in 2022 to support the touring of professional work to non-professional venues, with the aim of extending our audience reach and activating alternative venues in smaller towns across NSW.
Backroads builds on the success of the former Community Presenter Touring Grant which supported a range of performing arts tours across regional and remote NSW.
Backroads can support up to 50% of the performance/delivery fee (including touring costs) of a touring production.
Applicants can submit a proposal to:
For the purposes of the Backroads initiative, applicants may be 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.
An applicant may be a:
To find out if Backroads is for you, read the Guidelines included in the sidebar.
You can also email Kate Gaul for further information.
The April Round is now closed. Stay tuned for details of when the next Round opens.
HOW TO APPLY
The April 2022 Backroads Round is now closed.
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.
Give us a call or send an email to Kate Gaul.
Arts on Tour is based in Redfern NSW and we respectfully acknowledge the Gadigal people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the unceded land on which we work.
As we tour artists and productions across these vast lands, we pay our respect to all First Nations Elders, past, present and future.
We celebrate their continuing connection and contribution to culture, country and community, and thank all First Nations peoples for their wisdom in caring for the land, the sky, the rivers and the sea.