Regional Arts Victoria Touring Programs

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Expressions of Interest are currently closed for touring in 2020 through our Arts & Education and Connecting Places programs.

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.

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. 

Generally, across both programs applicants should be able to demonstrate that*:

  • 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 no) tech provision from presenters and schools
  • The company has included a complete marketing toolkit, including strong marketing materials and completed video content.

The Marketing Toolkit document 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. The quality of which will be a major part of our assessment which requires a number of materials that you may need time to create, hence releasing early.

Timeline:
Monday 29 April 9am – EOIs open
Monday 27 May 5pm – Applications close
26 – 28 June – Connecting Places applicants notified
July – Arts & Education applicants notified
Monday 23 July – Connecting Places program launched
Thursday 22 August – Arts & Education launched

The Expressions of Interest are for touring in 2020 are currently closed. For information about touring in 2021, sign up to our mailing list.

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FAQs
Can I apply for both programs?
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.

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. Once you receive your survey results from Showcase Victoria, 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 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 marketed 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 kit for future touring. This completed document MUST be uploaded to the Dropbox before submission. Failure to include it will result in an incomplete application.

The Expressions of Interest are for touring in 2020 are currently closed. For information about touring in 2021, sign up to our mailing list.