$5 million federal boost for regional performing arts tours

An extra $5 million is being invested to support performing arts touring in regional and remote communities recovering from the effects of Covid-19.

The Regional Performing Arts Touring program (Playing Australia) funding is being provided through the Australia Council and will be on top of grants already disbursed to performing arts organisations under previous rounds of the Playing Australia Program.

Australia Council CEO Adrian Collette AM said the funding “will mean Australians living in regional and remote areas will have the opportunity to experience more of the wonderful diversity of talent and creativity through tours by performing arts companies, as well as that already fostered in their own communities”.

Applications are now open and will close on 1 June 2021, followed by the next round closing on 12 October 2021.

Click here for more information on the Playing Australia program.