Touring Victoria

Up to $25,000 is available from Touring Victoria to support productions, exhibits or programs to tour regional and outer metropolitan Victoria.


Touring Victoria

Touring Victoria provides support for Victorian arts organisations or professional arts practitioners touring a professional production, performance, exhibition or program to regional and outer-metropolitan Victoria.  Tours need to demonstrate market demand and involve partnerships with presenting organisations, galleries or venues.



Touring Victoria aims to:

  • ensure that people in Victoria can access a range of professional arts experiences
  • support professional Victorian-based presenters, galleries, arts companies, and artists to deliver quality touring shows throughout Victoria
  • support new touring circuits throughout the State and sustain main-stage touring activity
  • enhance the quality, quantity and diversity of touring throughout Victoria.



There is no upper limit to the level of grant. Applicants intending to apply for more than $25,000 need to discuss their tours with Touring Victoria staff prior to the closing dates.


Eligible Projects

Priority is given to:

  • Tours to regional Victorian destinations.
  • Tours where presenters pay a performance or exhibition fee to bring the tour to their communities.  Self-presented tours that do not include partnerships with local presenters are a low priority.
  • Tours where the majority of presenters are confirmed.  For tours of a production, performance or exhibition to one destination on a one-off, exclusive basis, presenter partnerships and community support must be confirmed.
  • Supporting direct onroad touring costs and the associated costs of delivering community engagement activities in regional and outer metropolitan Victorian locations.
  • Tours that include community engagement activities and/or professional development opportunities for local arts practitioners  and other arts professionals

Note: while your touring itinerary or program can include inner metropolitan destinations, as a general rule Touring Victoria funding supports regional and outer metropolitan touring costs


Eligible Applicants

Touring Victoria accepts applications from:

  • Victorian arts organisations; and
  • Victorian based professional arts practitioners that have a history of presenting quality, professional arts product; and
  • Tour coordinators applying on behalf of Victorian arts organisations or arts practitioners; and
  • Other organisations, such as community or local government with relevant experience,  coordinating or presenting a tour.



Regional Arts Victoria, $83,537
Tour of Coranderrk by Ilbijerri Theatre, a theatre production that recreates the 1881 Victorian Parliamentary inquiry into the treatment of people living on the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve in Healesville. This production will travel to 10 regional and two outer-metro destinations (locations TBC).

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, $70,324Melbourne Chamber Orchestra’s 2017 touring season of orchestral and chamber music to destinations including Traralgon, Geelong, Warragul, Portland, Ballarat, Glengarry, Daylesford, Swan Hill, Yackandandah, Bairnsdale and Mornington.

Orchestra Victoria, $40,000
Orchestra Victoria will stage regional festivals in Bendigo and Hamilton in 2017, featuring chamber concerts, education concerts and pop-up performances in each location.

KAGE, $5,820Tour of PICNIC, a solo dance theatre work to Shepparton Festival in March 2017.

Hit Productions, $100,000
Tour in 2018 of Hotel Sorrento by playwright Hannie Rayson to Kyneton, Warrnambool, Wangaratta, Ballarat, Ararat, Bendigo, Mooroopna, Horsham, Portland, Warragul, Bairnsdale, Healesville and Upwey, with other locations to be confirmed.

La Mama for Sandra Fiona Long, $16,700Presentation of Birdcage Thursdays, a new play about hoarding by Sandra Long that will tour to Drysdale, Ballarat and Violet Town during Mental Health Week 2017.

Mary Souness, $145,000Just Shows to Go’s 2017 Café Culture Series, a touring program of four small scale musical shows, each travelling to up to 17 small regional locations.

The Australian Ballet, $80,000Tour of the classical ballet Giselle by The Dancers Company, the regional touring arm of The Australian Ballet, to Ballarat and Wangaratta.

Melbourne City Ballet, $18,345Presentation of Melbourne City Ballet’s 2017 regional touring program, featuring three classic ballet seasons accompanied by workshops and local artist development opportunities, to Bendigo, Ballarat, Traralgon, Drysdale, Kyneton, Bairnsdale, Sale, Benalla, Wodonga and Pakenham, with other locations to be confirmed.

The Village Festival, $37,000The Village Festival to stage its multi-arts program at Benalla Festival in 2017.



Applications close 14 February 2019.


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