Regional Arts Victoria Touring Programs

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Expressions of interest are now OPEN for touring in 2020 through Regional Arts Victoria’s Arts & Education and Connecting Places programs. 

We welcome applicants from across the state and have some useful information below to assist you.

The Touring Programs include:

Arts & Education

tours high quality and educationally relevant arts experiences to young people across Victoria from early years through to VCE. We work to provide accessible arts experiences and encourage students to participate in the arts as both artists and audiences.

Connecting Places

tours high-quality performances to arts councils, halls & mechanics’ institute committees, regional festivals and local shires, and promotes career development for community presenters to create sustainable presenting practices for small regional communities.

As part of our Programming department , these two Expression of Interest’s for 2020 Touring are available to artists and producers throughout Australia. Through these EOIs, we are able to determine the viability of your proposed show or project within Regional Arts Victoria touring.

This expression of interest is for touring in 2020. EOIs open Monday 29 April and close 5pm, Monday 27 May.

Generally, across both programs we are looking for*:

  • The project is innovative, high-quality and entertaining.
  • The project is appropriate and relevant to a school and/or regional communities
  • The project is adaptable to range of variable spaces with limited (or none) tech provision from presenters and schools
  • The company has included a complete marketing toolkit, including strong marketing materials and completed video content.

*Please refer to the EOI Guidelines for each program for the full Selection Criteria.

PLESAE NOTE: If you are looking to apply for both the Arts & Education touring program and the Connecting Places Program, we cannot tour the same project in both programs. These two programs have different aims and purposes. However, you are welcome to apply to both programs with different projects. We encourage you to read about both programs to determine if they are a good fit. Make sure you apply for the program that best suits your work. See the Arts & Education and Connecting Places Submission Guidelines.


The Application Process

Applying to these programs is a two-stage process:
a. Online form  - outlining your company, fees and technical elements
b. Downloadable Marketing Toolkit – outlining your work, and how it is best marketed.

Arts & Education Submission Guidelines                        Connecting Places Submission Guidelines

Arts & Education Online Form                        Connecting Places Online Form

The Marketing Toolkit has been designed to be useful for selling your project not only for this application but for as long as the work exists. It covers a range of requests that are industry standard, put together in one useful document. It is also a great template for you to use for any of your projects.

Arts & Education Marketing Toolkit                        Connecting Places Marketing Toolkit

Monday 29 April 9am – EOIs open
Monday 27 May 5pm – Applications close
26 – 28 June – Connecting Places applicants notified
July – Shortlisting process with Consultative panel, Arts & Education applicants notified
Thursday 22 August – Arts & Education launched
Monday 23 July – Connecting Places program launched

Please complete the entire Expression of Interest, remember you can save and continue later . Incomplete EOI's will not be eligible and cannot be assessed. 


Can I apply for one of these programs if I have been through Showcase Victoria?
There is no need! The Program Manager will attend Showcase Victoria and determine any suitable works that come from it. You will be notified directly by Regional Arts Victoria staff if your work is suitable for the program, and be asked if it can be included in the applications for the Consultative Panel to assess. Further, halls specific information may be required.

I have interest from venues through Showcase, what should I do?  
Get in touch with our Program Managers to discuss further:
Arts & Education Manager, Pippin Davies, 03 9644 1808
Connecting Places Manager, Rosie Dwyer, 03 9644 1807

What if I need help / I’m not sure if which program is for me / Where do I start?
We strongly encourage you to call the manager of the program you are thinking of putting your work in, or if you’re unsure which program to apply for, see contact details below:
Arts & Education Manager, Pippin Davies, 03 9644 1808
Connecting Places Manager, Rosie Dwyer, 03 9644 1807

Why do I need to complete a Marketing Toolkit?
The Marketing Toolkit section of your application is essential to the success of your project getting into our programs. These kits allow you to demonstrate how your show will be marketing to the public, presenters and teachers. Without strong images, video content and marketing copy, your project will not be accepted into the programs. This kit is also an industry standard and you can use this content to create your own kit for future touring.

If you’re stuck on the Marketing document, or would like some more detailed information about some of the elements, we have set aside some times to make a phone meeting with our Communication Coordinator, who will be very happy to assist in any issues you may have. Please see the times below for book a 30 minute phone call:

Wednesday 3 April 9am – 1pm
Wednesday 10 April 1pm – 4pm
Wednesday 17 April 9am – 1pm
Wednesday 1 May 1pm – 4pm
Wednesday 15 May 9am – 1pm

Contact us to confirm on 03 9644 1806 or email us.




What if I need help?

We strongly encourage you to call the manager of the program you are thinking of putting your work in, see contact details below:

Arts & Education Manager                            
Pippin Davies
03 9644 1808

Connecting Places Manager     
Rosie Dwyer
03 9644 1807



Arts & Education Submission Guidelines

Arts & Education Pitching & Marketing Toolkit        
Connecting Places Submission Guidelines

Connecting Places Budget Template

Connecting Places Marketing Toolkit