Expressions of Interest for 2025 Schools Touring

Are you an artist or company making high quality educational and engaging work for young people and interested in touring your work to schools across regional Victoria in 2025? Please read on! 

Expressions of interest are now closed. 

We are seeking a limited number of works (3-5) to be part of the 2025 schools touring program. These can be live performance and/or workshops programs suitable for primary or both primary and secondary ages. Performing arts (theatre, music, dance, circus) visual arts or visual communication and design programs are preferred.  

Equity and diversity across our touring programs are a priority for Regional Arts Victoria. Appropriate expressions of interest from First Nations, CALD, deaf and disabled, and/or regionally based artists/companies will be prioritised.  

What does it mean to be part of the program? 

Our Creative Learning program delivers accessible arts experiences to young people across Victoria, from primary years through to VCE, and encourages students to participate as both artists and audiences. The program is designed with links across the Victorian Curriculum. This program firmly focuses on the arts – drama, music, dance, visual arts, visual communication and design.  

The artists and companies selected for our touring programs will be supported by our tour coordination service. On your behalf, we build tour itineraries, manage marketing, bookings, invoicing, and logistics. We pay you your artist fees and cover your travel expenses.  

Successful applicants will be expected to have their work ‘tour ready’ and take care of all the exciting creative stuff! As you will be touring to schools, you will be expected to have an interest and understanding of how your work relates to the Victorian Curriculum.  

To get an idea of what types of programs are successful check out the 2024 program here.

Key Dates

Monday 29 April 2024EOIs openStage one
Tuesday 7 May 2024Online information sessionLink to register below.
Monday 27 May 2024EOIs closeStage one
Thursday 6 June 2024Shortlisted stage one applicants invited to submit an EOI for stage twoStage two
Monday 17 June 2024EOIs closeStage two
Mid-July 20242025 program confirmedStage two applicants notified.
Thursday 22 August 20242025 Creative Learning program launchedBookings open to schools and presenters.

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.  

We aim to make this an accessible process. If you would like to discuss alternative methods of applying, please contact Pippin Remi, Senior Manager, Creative Learning on 0427 211 123 or [email protected].

Watch the recording of the Online Information Session below. This webinar hosted by Pippin Remi, Senior Manager, Creative Learning and Claire Miovich, Communications and Development Coordinator, from Regional Arts Victoria, was held via zoom on Tuesday 7 May from 12-1pm. Topics covered included an overview of the Creative Learning touring program, the process for submitting an Expression of Interest, and the marketing materials that are requested in the application.  

Image: Ausdance VICs Supercharged! Tarneit Rise Primary School, photograph: Rober Wagner

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