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.
This fund has 2 streams:
1. Single year and single tour funding
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
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.
Note: Dedicated multi-year schools touring programs will be supported through an expressions of interest process to be opened by Arts Queensland in late 2022 for 2023-2026 regional schools touring programs, therefore the Touring Queensland Fund will only support single-year schools touring projects.
• Single year and single tour funding
Up to $100,000 for tour-ready performing arts, visual arts, schools’ tours, workshops, and events for tour itineraries that include at least three (3) locations within a 12-month period.
• Multi-year touring program funding
Up to $150,000 per annum for touring an identified circuit of at least five (5) locations multiple times over a 24-month period.
Applicants can apply for up to 50% of the total project costs (excluding placement cost, see below).
Additional funding available
Plus up to $60,000 towards a full-time industry placement for 12-months (or a pro rata equivalent for part-time) with a focus on arts management and/or arts production.
The placement must be:
Two-year funded applicants approved for this extra funding will have the option to apply for up to $30,000 (or a pro rata equivalent) in year 2 to continue employment of the placement if they can demonstrate the successful delivery of year 1 and provide evidence of how they will transition to the continued employment of the person or role.