$5.5M allocated for performing arts touring

$5.5 million for 16 creative projects visiting 151 locations around Australia has been allocated in the latest Playing Australia round.

The latest round of the Australia Council’s Playing Australia touring program has allocated $5.5 million to organisations around the country for tours across rural and regional Australia.

The funding allocation follows a one-off increase of $5 million to Playing Australia in April last year, made soon after the release of the National Performing Arts Touring Scan in March 2021.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts