Information for Artists


April 2020 - An update from the Programming Team

As you may be aware, much of the Programming Team's work over the past month has been focussed on rescheduling our 2020 touring shows to ensure venues maintain their programmes, and artists maintain their work (click here to read that update).

With this challenge largely dealt with, we are now turning our attention to the touring landscape beyond 2020. As our 2021 programs are now almost fully subscribed, we have a reduced capacity to support new projects next year.

Because of this, we will not be opening up Expressions of Interest for our 2021 Connecting Places and Arts & Education touring programs this year. With so little outcomes available, this would not be respectful towards artists' and producers' time.

We are working on creative ways to continue to support artists within the regional touring landscape, and will update everyone on this in the coming weeks. 

With love and care,
The Programming Team
Regional Arts Victoria

About Regional Arts Victoria


Regional Arts Victoria inspires art across the state. Through creative facilitation, touring, education, specialised resources, artistic projects and advocacy, we develop and sustain creative communities and artistic practice all over Victoria.

We are an independent, not-for-profit, membership-based organisation that works in long-term partnerships with every level of government to advise and impact on decision-making and help foster contemporary and innovative regional cultural practice, which we have done for the past five decades.

Regional Arts Victoria is the peak body for regional artists and arts organisations, and the leading organisation for regional creative practice in Victoria. In our Programming department, we are committed to nurturing the experts who foster local artistic experiences and stimulate young minds – that’s where you come in!

We provide Tour Coordination for artists across both Victorian and interstate venues. This includes booking tour itineraries, negotiating fees on behalf of the artist, managing funding applications, and if successful, coordinating the creation of appropriate marketing materials, and contracting, invoicing, booking of logistics and final reporting on behalf of the artist. Companies we work with are expected to manage the pre-production phase of the tour, and are encouraged to develop close working relationships with the venues they tour to.

What is Showcase Victoria? Showcase Victoria is Australia’s leading state-based performing arts marketplace and a critical part of Victoria’s touring process. The two-day event provides a unique platform for producers, artists and theatre-makers to make connections and showcase their work to a wide range of venue managers and programmers with the ultimate aim of facilitating touring. Visit the Showcase Victoria website for more information.

About Programming


The Programming department of Regional Arts Victoria has three touring programs:

  1. Arts & Education;
  2. Connecting Places; and
  3. Touring Services.

Across these three programs, Regional Arts Victoria tours performing arts, live music, theatre, circus, workshops and residency–based projects.

Please click on the links above to find out more details on each of these programs.

Image: Tarah Carey from Gravity Dolls' Go, Go, GO! Image by Aaron Walker.