The Ninth Wave by The Farm and Co3 Contemporary Dance. Photo by Jess Wyld.

Festival of Outback Opera

Festival of Outback Opera by Opera Queensland. Photo by Glenn Hunt.

Auto Cannibal

Auto Cannibal by Australasian Dance Collective and Beijing Dance LDTX,
Choreographed by Stephanie Lake. Photo by Jade Ellis.


Zoom by Patch Theatre. Photo by Matt Byrne.

Trash Talk

Trash Talk by The Strangeways Ensemble. Courtesy of Merrigong Theatre Company.

So long suckers 2

So Long Suckers by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company. Photo by Simon Pynt.

Curious Legends

Curious Legends

Black Cockatoo

Black Cockatoo by Ensemble Theatre. Photo by Prudence Upton.


Whoosh by Sensorium Theatre. Photo by Peter Foster.

River Linked Live Virtual Concert

River Linked Live Virtual Concert. Photo by Abram Rasmussen Photography.

HOTA Home of the Arts

HOTA Home of the Arts. Courtesy of venue.

The Butch is Back

The Butch is Back by Reuben Kaye. Photo by Rebekah Ryan.

Tour Producer Training


What is this program

The Tour Producer Training is designed for producers, artists, and companies looking to develop national tour development skills. These may be independent, from a funded organisation or a presenting organisation who also produce work and wish to be more engaged in tour producing.

It provides participants with an understanding of a touring budget and costs, explores a variety of touring models, how to build relationships with interested venues, developing a pitching strategy and correlating information presenters will expect, and how to schedule a tour to consider environmental and mental health impacts for the company.

Who is it for

Producers and presenting organisations who have experience producing their own seasons, and have a general understanding of touring. Ideally participants have existing venue interest and can use this course to take the next steps in the tour development process in a guided fashion.


Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate experience in producing their own seasons and have a base knowledge of running artistic productions regardless of scale, from artist collectives to funded organisations or presenters who produce performance work. They will demonstrate a broad understanding of the touring landscape within Australia and have a current project they are ready to develop into a tour.

Time Commitment

This program will run twice across 2024. Both courses consist of five fortnightly 2-hour online sessions during business hours, and one in-person intensive held at either Honey Pot in Adelaide or APAX in Melbourne.

Course 2 is an open application process, see key dates below.

Successful applicants are expected to attend all online sessions and ideally be able to participate in the in-person intensive. Online options will be provided for the in-person events should it be required.

Course Dates

Course 1

Course now concluded


Course 2

Tuesday, 16 July 2024 Session 1 (Online) 11am – 2pm AEST
Tuesday, 30 July 2024 Session 2 (Online) 11am – 1pm AEST
Monday 19 August 2024 Session 3 – In Person (APAX) Full day – Melbourne
Tuesday, 3 September 2024 Session 4 (Online) 11am – 1pm AEST
Tuesday, 17 September 2024 Session 5 (Online) 11am – 1pm AEST
Tuesday, 1 October 2024 Session 6 (Online) 11am – 1pm AEST


$330 + GST

These fees cover the in-person intensive but do not cover the registration costs to attend APAX.

Fees are to be paid before course commencement.

Key Dates

Course 1
Applications for this course have now closed, please note dates for Course 2 below

Course 2
Applications open: Monday 20 May 2024
Application close: Monday 17 June 2024
Notification: Week of 24 June 2024


The Tour Producer Training is delivered in collaboration with peer experts from across the performing arts ecology, who share their knowledge and expertise across the sessions. For 2024, these include:

  • Katherine Giles, Arts Law
  • Antonia Seymour, Arts on Tour
  • Jim Rimmer, Arts Wellbeing Collective
  • Carly Heard, Arts Wellbeing Collective
  • Hannah Strout, Auspicious Arts Inc
  • Trudy Gunston, BlakDance
  • Tammy Ryan, Frankston City Council
  • Marisa Cesario, Gasworks Arts Park
  • Belinda Gibson, Glen St Theatre
  • Elena Kirschbaum, Gluttony
  • Angela Flynn, Ilbijerri Theatre Company
  • Emma Corrick, Independent Tour Producer
  • Tom Pritchard, Independent Producer
  • Laura Millke-Garner, MILKE
  • Tom Molyneaux, Monash University Performing Arts Centres
  • David Hints, Moncrieff Entertainment Centre
  • Nick Clark, Nicholas Clark Management
  • Imogen Ross, NIDA
  • Jason Organ, QPAC
  • Linda Catalano, Quiet Riot
  • Luth Wolf, Regional Arts Victoria

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