Expressions of Interest Open for 2025 Halls Touring

Are you an artist or company with a smaller-scale work interested in touring across regional Victoria in 2025? Our Connecting Places program is seeking a limited number of companies to be part of our 2025 halls touring program!

Expressions of interest are now closed.

Regional Arts Victoria’s Connecting Places program delivers high quality performing arts experiences to community-run venues across the state. The Connecting Places program is designed to support touring to small halls, libraries and other multi-purpose spaces in regional areas.  

Artforms

Preferred artforms include theatre, cabaret, comedy, circus, puppetry and dance. All projects must also include an additional workshop or interactive engagement activity that can be booked by presenters.  Please note that this year we are unable to accept musical acts without significant elements of other performing art forms such as cabaret, circus and/or theatre. 

Process

This year we are taking applications through a two-stage process. If your stage one EOI is shortlisted, we will contact you to request detailed marketing and technical information and documentation. 

Our final selection of shows will become part of our 2025 Touring Program. Regional Arts Victoria will endeavour to coordinate a viable tour by on selling your production to our network of community presenters. You can get a feel for the type of work that gets programmed by visiting our current 2024 Connecting Placing Touring Program here.  

If your work is specifically intended for children, please submit your application via our Creative Learning EOI process. This is the portal for works primarily intended for this audience, and you can indicate in your form that you would like to be considered for both programs. 

Please note: Equity and diversity across our touring programs is a priority for Regional Arts Victoria. Expressions of Interest from First Nations, Culturally & Linguistically Diverse, LGBTQIA+, regionally based and Deaf and Disabled artists/companies are welcomed.   

Key Dates

DateActivityNotes
Monday 22 April 2024EOIs openStage one
Tuesday 30 April 2024 Online information sessionRegister to attend at the link below. This session will be recorded.
Monday 13 May 2024 EOIs close Stage one
May to June 2024Shortlisting processShortlisted applicants contacted to submit stage two EOIs (Marketing and Technical requirements) 
June to July 2024Program finalised All applicants will be contacted.

Important Information

Please read the Submission Guidelines in detail (link below), and ensure you meet all the eligibility requirements and understand the Assessment Criteria. Only applicants that meet all requirements will be considered for the program.  

15-minute phone appointments are available to discuss your application and ensure your project is suitable for this touring program. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact us prior to submitting an application. Book using the button below.

Access

If you would like to access the EOI information in a different format or need support to complete your application, please contact us on [email protected] or call/text Nikki Ralston on 0458 765 059 

Image: Casting Off by A Good Catch Circus, photograph: Scott Hone

Posted: 22 April 2024