Playing Australia Project Investment supports performing arts tours to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. The program supports net touring costs and other designated costs associated with tours. There is no limit on the amount that can be requested.

Applications are now open for the Playing Australia Project Investment which is open to both individuals and organisations. 

You can apply for:

  • a reasonable portion of costs associated with re-mounting a work
  • inter-state touring costs including freight, transport, accommodation and travel allowances
  • a contribution towards tour coordination at a set rate per venue
  • a portion of costs associated with reducing the environmental impact of your tour
  • a portion of costs associated with supporting the wellbeing of the touring company
  • costs associated with COVIDSafe delivery of touring to comply with relevant state or territory public health orders.

The Australia Council will continue to consider the impacts of COVID-19 on touring, including adjusting eligible costs and the possible extension of temporary adjustments to the fund depending on the prevailing COVID-19 environment.

Portions of relevant costs noted above must be reasonable.

You can’t apply for:

  • touring costs within the production’s home state including freight, transport, accommodation, and travel allowances
  • tours for which the performers and artistic personnel are not paid at award rates
  • tours of an international production
  • tours that only include capital city or metropolitan presentations
  • tours that only include presentations in schools
  • tours that have already taken place
  • tours that show a budget surplus
  • activities engaging with First Nations content, artists and communities that do not adhere to the Australia Council First Nations Cultural & Intellectual Property Protocols.

Applications close 11 October at 3pm.

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