Connecting Places


A creative skills development 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 supported pathways to presenting work in the regions

Presenter Timeline


Key Dates

Closing Dates

Touring EOIs

Open Monday 29 April

Monday 27 May

Showcase Victoria

Monday 13 May

Wednesday 15 May

Connecting Places Touring Program launch

Tuesday 23 July


Regional Workshops

September (TBA)


2020 Mentorship applications

Open November (TBA)


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