Touring Queensland
Single & Multi Year Funding

Posted: 16 January 2023 by Collision of Awesome
Application deadline: 27 February 2023

There's nothing more exciting than hitting the road with your crew to entertain audiences and connect with communities and fans through live performance and artistic expression. That, and the smell of the tour bus!

The Touring Queensland Fund (the Fund) is a key program of the Queensland Government’s Grow 2022-2026, the second action plan for Creative Together 2020-2030, which is focused on supporting regional communities’ access to high quality arts and cultural products and events.

The Touring Queensland Fund focusses on supporting regional community access to quality arts and cultural events and products. It supports arts presenters and producers in the delivery of performing arts, visual arts, contemporary music gigs, and cultural heritage touring activity.

This fund has 2 streams:

  1. Single year and single tour funding for single tours and touring programs including schools touring (within a 12-month period) and single tours to present arts products and experiences across Queensland touring circuits or regions.
  2. Multi-year touring funding for touring programs that are not dedicated schools touring within a 2-year period (with the option to extend funding agreements for a third year of programs) that enhance community cultural calendars and grow audiences for Queensland artists and arts organisations across or within regions.

Funding will support tours within and between regions, touring from Brisbane to regional Queensland locations, and tours from regionally based companies to Brisbane.

It’s important to review the project guidelines and understand how your organisation’s Program plans align with the outcomes expected for successful participants in the funding round. So, let’s take a look at the key objectives:

• Support arts presenters and producers in the delivery of touring arts and cultural experiences and gig sin a range of places including halls, libraries, galleries, performing arts venues, schools and non-traditional spaces within and across Queensland communities

• Grow audience access to and demand for exceptional and diverse arts experiences

• Enable audience development within regions, for an artist, organisation and/or artform through touringactivity

• Increase diverse programming, including First Nations arts, contemporary music gigs and disability arts,and drive regional company touring into new regional locations and Brisbane

• Provide new employment and career development opportunities for Queensland artists and organisations.

Eligible Funding Activities

The Fund supports regional arts touring within and across Queensland; assisting with costs including brokering and tour management, travel (including leaving or returning to Queensland if part of aninterstate tour), freight, installation, technical support, equipment hires, and community engagement activities.

The Fund supports performing arts, visual arts, contemporary music gigs, cultural heritage touring activity.

This fund has two streams:

1. Single year & single tour funding for single tours and touring programs including schools touring(within a 12-month period), and single tours to present arts products and experiences acrossQueensland touring circuits or regions

2. Multi-year touring funding for touring programs that are not dedicated schools touring within a 2-year period (with the option to extend funding agreements for a third year of programs) that enhance community cultural calendars and grow audiences for Queensland artists and arts organisationsacrossor within regions.

Funding will support tours within and between regions, touring from Brisbane to regional Queenslandlocations, and tours from regionally based companies to Brisbane.


Nitty Gritty

Dig into all the eligibility criteria and explore details on how to bolster your team with funding towards full-time placement of arts professionals.

https://www.arts.qld.gov.au/images/documents/artsqld/Funding%20opportunities/Touring%20Queensland/touring-queensland-guidelines.pdf

Key Dates and Deadlines

Round 1b: closes 27 February 2023, 12pm. Notification from 15 May and Activity start date from 5 June 2023.

Round 2: closes 26 June2023, 12pm. Notification from 21 August and Activity start date from 11 September2023.


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