The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for Playing Australia.
In 2019, the grant rounds will close on:
- Tuesday 5 February for projects starting after 1 May 2019.
- Tuesday 4 June for projects starting after 1 September 2019.
- Tuesday 1 October for projects starting after 1 January 2020.
Each round closes at midnight on the closing date.
Technical and administrative support will not be available after 5pm on the closing date.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately 12 weeks after the closing date.
About the program
The Regional Performing Arts Touring program supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring costs associated with a national tour. There is no limit on the amount that can be requested.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to speak with an Australia Council Grants Officer before applying to this fund.
Who can apply
We accept applications from individuals and organisations.
Who can't apply
You can't apply for a grant if:
- you received a grant, or administered a grant, from the Australia Council in the past and that grant has not been satisfactorily acquitted
- you owe money to the Australia Council.
What you can apply for
You can apply for:
- interstate net touring costs, including freight, transport, accommodation and travel allowances outside of your home state
- a contribution towards tour coordination expenses.
What you can’t apply for
You can’t apply for the following activity:
- projects where the performers and artistic personnel are not paid at Award rates
- projects that are to tour an international production
- touring projects that only include capital city or metropolitan presentations
- touring projects that do not include three or more interstate locations
- touring projects that only include presentations in schools
- tour dates that have already taken place
- projects with a budget in surplus.
Your application will be assessed by a panel of peers. The peers will be representative of a range of areas relevant to performing arts touring, including:
- regional audience engagement and presentation
- performing arts production
- tour coordination and management.
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