Connecting Places

CP Landing Page 2020

A creative skills development and touring program

Connecting Places is a touring and engagement program that works with community presenters to bring quality work to their communities, and develop sustainable presenting skills. The engagement program delivers 12 month mentorships, regional skills development workshops and targeted one on one planning sessions. The touring program consists of works that are accessible, technically appropriate and affordable for small halls and various spaces.

Connecting Places recognises the important contribution made by community presenters by placing them firmly at the helm of programming for their community.

We see community presenters as arts councils, halls and mechanics’ institute committees, regional festivals and local shires.

Connecting Places is designed to work in alignment with Creative Victoria’s Small Regional Presenters Fund

Connecting Places has two core streams to support regional creative practice. These are:

  • Skills Development – mentorships, regional workshops, one on one planning sessions,
  • Touring Offering community presenters support to present live performance in the regions. View the current 2020 program in the link provided.

Click on each stream to learn more about what’s on offer, and the dates for all opportunities within them.

Community Presenter Timeline


Key Dates

Closing Dates

Touring EOIs

Open April


Showcase Victoria



Connecting Places Touring Program launch

Tuesday 23 July


Small Regional Presenters application

8 August

5 September

Regional Workshops



2020 Mentorship applications



Deadline to book shows with us

30 October


Small Regional Presenters application

16 January

13 February




Connecting Places is a responsive, local-led program that aims tailored support to regional creative practitioners. We’d love to hear from you about your creative program, and the challenges you face, and learn how we may be able to support your journey.

Ph: (03) 9644 1807

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Image: Archies Creek Hall, Bruthen Mechanics Hall and Katamatite Public Hall - Community Presenters.