Supporting performing arts in regional Australia
Turnbull Government has announced almost $1 million for eight tours to 117
locations around Australia through the Playing Australia Regional Performing
Arts Touring Fund.
Australia supports performing arts to reach regional communities across
Australia, with funding of more than $6 million a year.
am delighted to announce that regional communities will be enjoying theatre,
performances for children, comedy, contemporary dance and orchestral music from
successful projects in this funding round, and I encourage everyone to get
along,” said Minister Fifield.
Griffin Theatre Company will take a production of Road Dahl’s The Witches
to 19 venues across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania,
including 11 regional venues.
by Shaun Parker & Company, is a small-scale physical theatre comedy that
incorporates dance and film and will tour Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania and
New South Wales. The company will also present workshops designed in
collaboration with local presenters.
Stages will tour the drama Therese Raquin to New South Wales,
Queensland, Northern Territory and Victoria.
Horrible Harriet, a production by CDP
Theatre Producers targeting young audiences, will tour to 17 venues across New
South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia.
Other recipients include the Australian
Chamber Orchestra, the State Theatre Company of South Australia and the
Tasmanian Theatre Company.
Playing Australia is administered by the
Australia Council and provides grants to support the net touring costs
associated with a national tour.
more information visit the Australia Council website: www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/new-grants-model/playing-australia-regional-performing-arts-touring-fund/