Date/Deadline: 27 Feb, 2023

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.

Objectives

  • Support arts presenters and producers in the delivery of touring arts and cultural experiences and gigs in 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 touring activity.
  • 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.

Funding

• 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:

  • built into the planned activity, and you must provide evidence of your intention for continued employment of the person or role
  • supported by a holistic skills development program and a supervisor with appropriate experience
  • paid at least minimum award wage and covered under employer’s Workcover and superannuation.

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.

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