PAC Australia releases the new Australian National Touring Charter
PAC Australia has announced the release of the Australian National Touring Charter, a new standards-driven document designed to support the touring and mobility of performing arts work.
Developed in collaboration with artists, producers, presenters, and peak industry bodies, the Australian National Touring Charter provides a principles-driven framework for touring companies and artists, presenters, and venues to work collaboratively to ensure that audiences across Australia have access to a diverse range of high-quality performing arts experiences. Replacing PAC Australia’s previous Touring Code of Conduct, the Charter recognises the complex nature of touring and the many approaches to presenting work, setting the standards expected of all stakeholders participating in the touring eco-system. These standards include socially, financially, and environmentally responsible practices, encouraging collaboration and transparency, from negotiating a presentation to the delivery of the work.
PAC Australia Executive Director, Katherine Connor, said: “The Australian National Touring Charter is a significant milestone and the result of extensive consultation and collaboration. Systems and approaches to touring will change over time – indeed it’s a priority of PAC Australia’s upcoming new strategic plan to prioritise the development of new models of touring and performing arts presenting – however the charter transcends these procedural functions and provides a greater foundation and scope for the ongoing renewal and betterment of the business practices related to touring.
The principles guiding the National Touring Charter are also those which are now firmly embedded across all of our activities and set the expectation to which we hold ourselves, our membership and all stakeholders engaged with touring, accountable.”
PAC Australia is committed to supporting the implementation of the charter and will continue to work closely with the industry to ensure that it is widely adopted and embraced.
View the Australian National Touring Charter.