Investment in regional arts touring delivers shows across NSW

Last Season, Force Majeure, Sydney Festival 2021. Image: Brett Boardman

Last Season, Force Majeure, Sydney Festival 2021. Image: Brett Boardman

Regional audiences across the state are in for a show with eight high-calibre arts and culture organisations set to take their shows on the road, thanks to the NSW Government’s Regional Arts Touring and Multi-Year Regional Arts Touring programs.

The funding will improve access to arts and cultural experiences across regional NSW and provide a much-need boost to local economies.

Over the next four years, the supported tours will visit more than 30 regional areas across NSW and are expected to attract up to 84, 000 attendees and deliver 573 jobs for creative professionals.

Everyone in NSW should have the opportunity to enjoy diverse and innovative creative experiences. This funding will deliver outstanding experiences throughout NSW. From family friendly theatre through to cutting edge contemporary performing arts, there is truly something for everyone.

Outback Theatre for Young People CEO and Creative Producer Sarah Parsons said the Regional Arts Touring funding will build the viability of NSW arts and cultural organisations by developing new markets and audiences.

“The sustained and meaningful impact of a dedicated fund that is focused on development and delivery of arts projects in regional areas cannot be overstated,” Ms Parsons said.

“This investment will continue to highlight the strong, varied and authentic arts ecology of regional NSW in a way that aims to deeply embed opportunities to participate in the arts across a wide variety of communities, audiences, and artists.”

This year’s Regional Arts Touring (Round two) and Multi-Year Regional Arts Touring programs have supported six Regional Arts Touring applicants and two Multi-Year Regional Arts Touring applicants for a total of $642,523.

For a full list of recipients click here.

Published: 10 August 2022