Welcome to Tour School for Halls


Welcome to Tour School for Halls, a series of webinars and resources tailored to community presenters that deliver performances in small halls across the state. The series aims to support community presenters to make the most of presenting online performances for their local audiences, including understanding accessibility requirements, developing COVID Safe processes and strengthening long term planning.

Scroll down to access our free webinars and resources and be sure to check back regularly for new content!

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Anna Kennedy
Connecting Places Manager
Regional Arts Victoria

[email protected]

This program is supported by the Australian Government’s RISE fund.


Webinar #1: Benefits of Developing Audiences for Online Content

Cynthia Nolan-Myers “ Senior Producer “ Creative Learning, Arts Centre Melbourne
Kristy Doggett “ Head of Marketing, Arts Centre Melbourne
Caroline Bowditch “ CEO, Arts Access Victoria
Auslan Interpretation by Auslan Stage Left

RESOURCE: Six Steps to Digital Accessibility – Courtesy of Arts Centre Melbourne (PDF, 479kb)

Webinar #2: Preparing Online Platforms for Digital Content

Danny Delahunty – Head of Programs & Projects, Melbourne Fringe
Caitlin McNaughton – Communications & Partnerships Manager, Melbourne Fringe
Lauren Clelland – Associate Producer for Access & Inclusion, Arts Centre Melbourne
Millie Rushton – Producer, Arts Centre Melbourne
Auslan Interpretation by Auslan Stage Left

RESOURCE: Digital Collaboration Resource – Courtesy of Arts Centre Melbourne (.docx file, 52kb)

Webinar #3: Marketing Strategies for Online and Live Audiences

John Paul Fischbach, CEO & Chief Alchemist, Auspicious Arts Incubator
Madeline Smith, Marketing Campaign Manager, Arts Centre Melbourne
Kara Bertoncini, Advisor – Media and Communications, Arts Centre Melbourne
Auslan Interpretation by Auslan Stage Left

Webinar #4: Preparing the Venue for COVID Safe Experiences

Ross Farnell, Cultural Consultancy
Auslan Interpretation by Auslan Stage Left

Webinar #5: Working with Volunteers to Deliver COVID Safe Events

Hazel Maynard, Volunteering Victoria
Auslan Interpretation by Auslan Stage Left

RESOURCE: Working with Volunteers to Create COVID Safe Events – Courtesy of Volunteering Victoria (PDF, 479kb)

Webinar #6: Developing a Programming Vision with Merryn Carter

Merryn Carter, Independent Consultant
Auslan Interpretation by Auslan Stage Left


Creative Recovery for Community Presenters with Amanda Grant

Amanda Grant