Expressions of Interest for 2022 Touring Now Open!

A composite of two images featuring a portrait of Kutcha Edwards (image by Greg Bartley) and a performer in grey overalls standing in front of three performers in gold lycra who are jumping in the air. (image by Rob Blackburn)

Two of Regional Arts Victoria’s touring programs, Arts & Education (schools) and Connecting Places (small halls), are seeking a limited number of artists/companies for their 2022 programs.

If you’re a performing artist or company interested in touring shows to small halls, or an artist (performing, visual, other) that would like to bring performances, workshops or residency programs to young people in schools, we want to hear from you!

Expressions of Interest open from 9am Tuesday 27 April 2021 and close noon (12pm) Tuesday 25 May 2021.

We support the touring artists selected for our programs by building tour itineraries, negotiating fees on behalf of the artists, managing funding applications, coordinating the creation of appropriate marketing materials, contracting, invoicing, booking logistics and reporting. 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.

Please note: Equity and diversity across our touring programs is a priority of Regional Arts Victoria. Appropriate expressions of Interest from First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse, and/or regionally based artists/companies will be prioritised. Please contact Regional Arts Victoria for more information.

Arts & Education

Arts & Education is an incursion based program consisting of live and online performances, residencies and workshops which can take place in schools, community halls, galleries and performing arts centres. The program is designed to bring arts experiences to young people across Victoria from Foundation level through to VCE with links across the Victorian Curriculum, with a firm focus on The Arts – Drama, Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Visual Communication and Design.

We are particularly interested in works with a participatory or workshop element, works designed to be experienced through both in person and/or online delivery and work suitable for primary and secondary ages.

Arts & Ed Submission Guidelines Doc (117kb)
Arts & Ed Submission Guidelines PDF (349kb)
Arts & Ed Submission Guidelines Audio

Arts & Ed EOI Drafting Tool Doc (127kb)


Connecting Places

Connecting Places is our small halls touring program. Our network of halls are mostly run by volunteers. Accordingly, the shows selected for the program are relatively low-cost, ˜tour ready’, easily adaptable to various performance spaces, and tour with their own technical equipment. Performing artists touring with this program must be self-sufficient, flexible and excited to share their work with small communities.

Connecting Places Submission Guidelines Doc (791kb)
Connecting Places Submission Guidelines PDF (348kb)
Connecting Places Submission Guidelines Audio

Connecting Places EOI Drafting Tool Doc (123kb)
Connecting Places EOI Budget Template (.xlsx, 17kb) 


If you’re an artist or company interested in applying to either of these programs, read the above Submission Guidelines and EOI Drafting Tool documents before commencing your application.

If you feel like your project is relevant to both programs, please only submit one application to Arts & Education and indicate in your form that you would like to be considered for Connecting Places as well.

We encourage you to contact the program manager to discuss your application before you apply.

Pippin Davies
Senior Manager, Arts & Education | 0427 211 123

Anna Kennedy
Connecting Places Manager | 0431 376 678

Images: Kutcha Edwards by Greg Bartley & Lights Up! by Rob Blackburn