Federal government allocates over $2 million to support 29 regional tours

Almost $2.5 million in funding has been allocated by the Federal Government to support tours to more than 250 locations around the country.

Twenty-nine tours across a range of artforms including music, theatre and dance have been supported by the latest round of Playing Australia, the Regional Performing Arts Touring program, and the Australia Council’s Contemporary Music Touring program.

Almost $2.5 million in funding has been allocated by the Federal Government across the two programs to support tours to more than 250 locations around the country.

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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