EVENTS

SALON

Presented by Arts on Tour


SALON is an initiative to build relationships between NSW artists/producers and presenters: a small-scale, lo-fi conversation starter without the bells and whistles of a full-blown showcase.

ABOUT SALON

NSW artists, producers, and presenters, regional and metro, have identified a lack of opportunities for connecting and building relationships across the state. Arts on Tour's annual event, Salon, seeks 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. NAPACA is NSW and ACT's Performing Arts Centres Association.

We aim to present two Salon events each year, one in Sydney and one regionally. 

JOIN US: hear from artists, producers and presenters
Artists and producers can apply to present a short pitch (2-4 minutes) about their work at the event through an EOI process. Arts on Tour brings together an assessment panel of producers and presenters to assess the EOIs and select works to pitch. We also hear from selected venues about their programming strategies, audiences and partnership opportunities. 

SALON also includes a networking element where attendees have the opportunity to talk to fellow producers, artists and venue managers and discuss work, programming and audiences. 

Let's get together!

Previous Salon Events

Links to download booklets from previous Salon events are on the right of this page. 

You can also view the full recording of SALON 2021, which was held online due to Covid, here

Banner image: Jenny Ellis, Little Wing Puppets

Image above: Paul Smith & Jermaine Chau, Blush Opera, image Clare Hawley

THE DETAILS - HOW TO APPLY TO PITCH

Selected artists and producers present pitches of up to 4 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  venues, large and small for 2023 and beyond.  

EOIs for our Regional SALON, 2022 open on 22 August

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

Eligibility criteria - who can apply?

  • NSW & ACT based artists and producers
  • Professional work that is tour ready; in creative development; or is a concrete idea
  • Available to tour 2023/2024  (and beyond)

Selection criteria - what are we looking for?

  • Relevance and suitability to metro & regional NSW and ACT 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 & ACT 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

How do I apply: EOIs for our Regional SALON to be held in Goulburn on Friday September 29 open on August 22.

Email your questions to Kate Gaul

SALON brochure page document

SALON SELECTION


"Salon is an invaluable resource for independent artist and producers. The networking, the advice, as well as the chance to showcase work, particularly for a regional artist, is priceless. I have learnt so much, as well as making lasting connections with other artists from all over NSW. I can’t wait for the next one."

Jordan Best, Artistic Director, ECHO Theatre, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre SALON, 2021

KEY INFO

SYDNEY SALON - done and dusted for 2022!

REGIONAL SALON
Our regional SALON takes place later in Goulburn on Friday September 29th

EOIS OPEN - August 22, 2022

INTERESTED?
Join our mailing list and Facebook page to keep up to date as we announce future SALONS.

More info: email Kate Gaul 


SALON Sydney 2022

SALON Sydney 2022 PROGRAM

RESOURCES

SALON BOOKLETS FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS
All eligible artists that apply to present their work at our Salon are included in our catalogue of works. It is a great guide to shows that are available for touring from NSW & ACT artists. 

Below is the collection of EOIs received for previous SALON events.

SALON Sydney 2021 Brochure

SALON Sydney 2021 Program

SALON Wagga Wagga 2020 Brochure

SALON Tamworth 2019 Brochure

SALON Sydney June 2019 Brochure

SALON Sydney 2018 Brochure

SALON Bathurst 2018 Brochure


MORE INFO
If you would like more information regarding SALON or news about upcoming opportunities please email Project@artsontour.com.au