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


The Program

The Tour Producer Training program has been created for independent producers, artists or companies looking to develop a tour out of APAX or other arts marketplaces or who have venues interested in an existing work and are not sure how to materialise this interest into a tour.

This program focuses on the tour development phase, supporting participants to understand their touring budget and costs, how to discuss the work with interested venues, and how to develop these conversations into a tour itinerary.

This program is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund—an Australian Government initiative, the Australian Government through the Regional Arts Fund, and the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Applications for the 2023 Tour Producer Training have now closed

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the national touring ecology and the key stakeholders involved in performing arts touring;
  • Develop a holistic understanding of presenter costs, touring company costs, and how to quote your fees;
  • Develop confidence in following up on the interest in your work by understanding the presenters’ decision-making process;
  • Build mutually beneficial relationships with presenters as you build a tour itinerary; and
  • Understand standard contractual elements and timelines for delivering your tour.


Successful participants are expected to attend every session.

Session Times & Detail

All sessions will be run online via zoom and at AEST time.

Getting Started Session # 1
Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 1-3pm
An introduction to all the pieces of the touring puzzle and how they fit together.

Money Money Money Session # 2
Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 1-3pm
Calculating your sell-off fees and tour costs and understanding presenter costs.

The Pitch Session # 3
Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 1-3pm
Understand what presenters need to know about you and your work to build your confidence in following up interest.

Dates and Deals Session # 4
Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 1-3pm
How to build the tour itinerary and foster effective relationships with presenters.

It’s a Tour! Session # 5
Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 1-3pm
The first steps to take once a tour is confirmed and an introduction to contracting.


The course fee is $250 plus GST


This program is relevant for independent artists, producers or companies that have;
  • Experience producing their own performance outcome
  • Have not undertaken a tour before but have a range of interested venues in an existing work and are looking to develop this interest into a tour
  • Have undertaken a tour with a tour delivery service, and are ready to learn the skills to develop a touring project in the near future


Key Dates

Applications open 1pm AEST Wednesday 30 August 2023

Application close 1pm AEST Friday 15 September 2023

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 25 September 2023

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