Up to $250,000 is available from Playing Queensland Fund to help artists or performing arts organisations with touring costs in regional areas of Queensland.
Playing Queensland Fund
The Playing Queensland Fund supports the delivery of performing and visual arts projects that are ready to tour and have demonstrated community interest and confirmed demand.
A component of the Fund delivers outcomes under the Queensland Government’s Backing Indigenous Arts Initiative (BIA).
The objectives of the Playing Queensland Fund are to:
- To maximise opportunities for regional Queensland communities to experience high quality arts events
- To increase the number and reach of touring activities
- To support tours with a strong demonstration of demand
- To create employment and training opportunities for Queensland artists and arts workers
Total funding for the program is $10.6 million across four years from 2012–13 to 2015–16.
Some examples of the types of activity that could be funded include:
- support to help take productions and exhibitions to communities that want to see it
- support for smaller surrounding communities to attend an event in a larger centre, for example hiring a bus to transport young people in small Darling Downs communities to a youth performance in Toowoomba
- offsetting riskier programming as part of a bigger audience development initiative, with access to guarantee against loss funding.
- support for commercial producers to extend their touring circuits to smaller regional or remote communities
- support for festivals to present a selection of their program in other communities
- regional communities touring their locally developed work to other regional or metropolitan venues.
You must be:
- over 18 years of age, or have a legal guardian co-sign
- an artist, company and group with tour-ready work
- a commercial, semi-commercial, professional/amateur, community-based group or subsidised arts company with tour-ready work
- a community representative, local presenter or venue/gallery manager who purchase and receive touring work
- an international or interstate touring artist
- an individual agent, producer, curator or broker.
All applicants must:
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- satisfy the requirements of any previous Arts Queensland grants or subsidy
- ensure the tour begins at least eight weeks before Arts Queensland receives the application
- demonstrate how this tour differs from what your organisation receives funds to deliver (only relevant for organisations receiving Arts Queensland investment)
- include at least two regional Queensland communities in the proposal.
Applications open on an ongoing basis.