The Victorian Government announced today that applications are now open for new rounds of the Touring Victoria and Small Regional Presenters programs. The initiative aims to ensure that regional audiences and venues get access to high-quality arts experiences close to home.

Touring Victoria provides support for Victorian artists & arts and cultural organisations to tour a professional production, performance, exhibition or program in regional and outer-metropolitan locations across the state from 2022-2024. Presenters who previously received funding for tours that were subsequently cancelled can apply to help cover the costs of reviving a tour.

Applications to the Touring Victoria program close at 3pm on October 7th, 2021. Apply here.

The Small Regional Presenters program provides grants of up to $15,000 and is open to live performance events, including music. Groups that have previously been funded through the program can also apply to for funding to implement COVIDSafe measures at their rescheduled shows.

Applications for the Small Regional Presenters program close at 12pm on October 14th, 2021. Apply here.

For tips and advice on grant applications click here.