Up to $200,000 is available under RRTF to increase the availability and variety of performing arts in regional and remote areas of Western Australia.
Regional and Remote Touring Fund (RRTF)
The Regional and Remote Touring Fund (RRTF) supports the costs of touring performing arts shows to regional and remote towns and communities in Western Australia.
The Regional and Remote Touring Fund (RRTF) is part of the State Government’s Royalties for Regions $24 million investment in culture and the arts and is being delivered by the Department of Culture and Arts.
Regional and Remote Touring fund applications are approved by the Minister for Culture and the Arts and the Minister for Regional Development. As Caretaker Conventions will apply prior to the State Government election in March 2017, applicants should allow for a longer period of time between their application submission date and their activity commencement date.
Funding is available for a range of activities that will deliver on one or more of the following objectives:
- increase the number and variety of performances touring to regional WA
- contribute to the development of performing arts touring circuits in regional WA
- provide opportunities for regional and remote communities to attend performing arts shows produced by small-to-medium and major performing arts companies in their towns and communities; and
- enable local regional and remote communities to make decisions on their performing arts needs and agree on participatory arts activities.
Eligible applicants can apply for funding up to $200,000 to support the direct costs associated with delivering the tour. E.g. travel, accommodation and salaries; as well as costs of delivering community participation activities as part of the tour. The amount of funding sought should depend on:
- the scale of the production (size of the cast and crew);
- the length, comprehensiveness and reach of the tour (including number of regional and remote towns/communities involved); and
- the range of community activities available;
- employment opportunities for regional artists and arts workers; and
- anticipated paid audience attendance.
Applications are open to:
- performing arts groups, organisations or individual artists (WA and non-WA); and
- WA regional local government authorities;
- WA Aboriginal communities; or
- WA Regional Development Commissions.
Any of the above parties can be the primary applicant; however it is recommended that the application is prepared and submitted by the party that will take the lead on coordinating the tour.
To be eligible for funding through this program, the planned tour must be for a performing arts production that:
- is ‘tour ready’ (has been previously publically-staged and reviewed or you have a demonstrated track record of regional touring and your production is yet to be staged.
- is based primarily on paid, ticketed events;
- will be open to the general public; and
- will be staged in two or more regional towns or remote communities in WA.
Applications open on an ongoing basis.