Regional Arts Touring

Arts and Cultural Funding Program 2020/21

Touring show of Flying Fruit Circus’ JUNK, Arts On Tour (2018). Image by OGA Creative Agency.

Touring show of Flying Fruit Circus’ JUNK, Arts On Tour (2018). Image: OGA Creative Agency.

Applications for Regional Arts Touring are closed.

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The information on this page is a guide only. We recommend reading the full guidelines before completing your application.

Download the Regional Arts Touring guidelines.

Last updated 8/04/2021

Apply now

Applications are closed. To apply for funding you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system, SmartyGrants.

Key dates

Applications opened: Thursday 18 March 2021

Applications closed: Monday 19 April 2021 at 5:00 PM AEST


If you are an applicant with disability, and you require this information in a format which is accessible to you, or if you require this information in another language, you can contact us on the details below between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Telephone: (02) 8289 6520
Contact the Arts Funding team directly

Create NSW staff are available to provide information to potential applicants on interpretation of these Guidelines, including types of projects eligible for funding and advice on the online application process. Staff cannot help directly with your application. To maintain a fair and equitable process, staff are unable to edit or correct any applications.

The National Relay service numbers are:

TTY users: Phone 133 677 then ask for (02) 8289 6520

Speak and Listen users: Phone 1300 555 727 then ask for (02) 8289 6520

Internet Relay users: Connect to NES then ask for (02) 8289 6520


Regional Arts Touring funding supports projects that provide access to arts and culture for audiences living in regional NSW.

Funding is available for tours of all artforms, including performing arts, music, visual arts, literature, history, museums and multi-arts. Applicants should demonstrate strong audience development and engagement strategies.

Regionally based artists and independent organisations can apply for touring to Sydney and Western Sydney venues.

Regional Arts Touring funding will accept applications for NSW tours in development. You will be able to submit your application using the current form, but include unconfirmed venues, and costs by 19 April 2021.

You will then have until 5:00 PM AEST on 10 May 2021 to submit any additional support material including:

  • letters of support/venue confirmations
  • budget changes.

You can submit this additional material via your SmartyGrants application via an online form uploaded on 20 April 2021. Create NSW support you deliver projects or programs that contribute to the vibrant arts and cultural landscape in NSW.

What support is available to me?

Resources are available to assist you with your funding application.

We also recommend that you sign up to the Create NSW e-News to stay informed of updates via our website.


You can also contact the Arts Funding and Development team directly.

Image: Touring show of Flying Fruit Circus’ JUNK, Arts On Tour (2018). Image: OGA Creative Agency.
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