Regional Arts Victoria’s Connecting Places program works in partnerships with local community groups to bring professional quality touring work to their communities and halls.
The 2017 Connecting Places Program has been selected from the wider Regional Arts Victoria’s 2017 Touring Program, and consists of works that are accessible, technically appropriate and affordable for community groups. Regional Arts Victoria facilitate the Connecting Places program via the Touring and Engagement fund with the support of Creative Victoria.
Access the 2017 Connecting Places Program here.
Who is eligible
Connecting Places is open to not-for-profit community associations who have access to a venue. Professional presenting groups (such as a local council) should speak to Regional Arts Victoria about accessing the wider touring program.
What is supported by the Connecting Places Program
These are the costs that the producer or creator of the work has to pay in order to get the show on the road. This can include the costs of rehearsing, building sets and props and other similar things.
Works in the Connecting Places program are either already engaged for a tour with professional presenters or have low or no remount costs.
These are the costs to get the group to your hall for the show, they might include hire cars, fuel, tolls and meals and accommodation.
Per Performance Fee
This is what the producer gets for putting on a show. This will include payment for the performers and other people involved with the show. This ranges from between $2,000 to $3,500 exc. GST
Community Presenters who wish to engage a performance from the Connecting Places program will need to meet a reasonable and substantial amount of this cost.
What other support is on offer?
Regional Arts Victoria will engage with presenters to assist with…
- Consultation on technical requirements for the show.
- Help with locating suitably qualified technical staff and equipment
- A comprehensive marketing toolkit is supplied which includes marketing copy, image gallery, media release template, promotional videos and audience development suggestions
- Regional Arts Victoria supply print ready PDFs of poster and flyer artwork for your venue
- Over the phone support on audience development, talking to the media and marketing campaigns
Small Regional Presenters program
Connecting Places is intended to work alongside Creative Victoria’s Small Regional Presenters program. Regional Arts Victoria encourage users of the Connecting Places program to apply for Small Regional Presenters to support their presentations. If the grant application is successful the presenter can use the funds to assist with the difference in cost between the per-performance fee and their expected income, technical costs (excluding capital investment) and additional marketing costs such as advertising and printing.
In the event that a presenter submits and application for Small Regional Presenters and is not successful they should speak with Regional Arts Victoria to discuss further options.
Please contact Creative Victoria staff for assistance in understanding Small Regional Presenters.
To be eligible for this grant presenters need to be members of Regional Arts Victoria. Please contact Regional Arts Victoria staff for assistance with membership and the Connecting Places program.
Regional Arts Victoria staff are able to offer some assistance to presenters in preparing an application for Small Regional Presenters.
Image: Everything Must Go performed at Dookie Community Centre, 2013. Photo by Serana Hunt