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.
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.
Market development support
Tour development services
Tour delivery services
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.”
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
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.