This grant supports the expansion of markets through regional, national and international touring and includes all art forms. Touring Support provides opportunities to extend audiences and the life of South Australian works.

Note: Due to the uncertainty around national and international touring due to COVID-19, applications submitted to this category in the 2020-21 financial year may be to rebuild or adapt touring opportunities to enable different outcomes.

Activity may include:

  • one-off presentations away from your home base (for example, if you are based in Adelaide, a presentation in a regional, interstate or international area is eligible but a one-off presentation in Adelaide is not)
  • tours to more than one venue in your home base and away from your home base (for example, one presentation in your home base of Adelaide does not constitute a tour, but seasons in multiple venues in your home base of Adelaide or elsewhere does)
  • developing and/or implementing virtual opportunities and avenues for the presentation of established work (which may or may not be monetised) as an alternative to physical presentation
  • developing and/or implementing new models of, and opportunities for, more sustainable presentation that reduces carbon emissions.

This category supports the touring of established work that has premiered, exhibited or been presented or the translation of this work through digital opportunities. Please note that you can also apply in the Market Development category for tour development activity to support the development of new touring activity.

Important note:

To assist you with your application, read the Arts and Culture Grants Program General Guidelines before you apply.

 February 2021 RoundJuly 2021 RoundOctober 2021 RoundFebruary 2022 Round
Grant amountUp to $50,000Up to $50,000Up to $50,000Up to $50,000
Open date11 January 202117 May 20216 September 202120 December 2021
Closing date5 pm
8 February 2021
5 pm
2 July 2021
5 pm
11 October 2021
5 pm
7 February 2022
Notification date23 April 20213 September 202117 December 202114 April 2022
Funded activity commencement date30 April 20216 September 202120 December 202118 April 2022

Who can apply:

  • Funded organisations: small-to-medium organisations, major organisations

Who is ineligible:

  • Individual independent artists and artist groups
  • Organisations funded through the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF) formerly known as Major Performing Arts (MPA) Companies
  • Statutory Authorities

What you can apply for:

  • Tour-related artist fees
  • Regional, interstate and international net touring costs, including freight, transport, visa costs, accommodation and travel allowances outside of your home base
  • A contribution towards tour coordination expenses
  • Development costs associated with sustainable touring, carbon reduction and/or virtual presentation (which may or may not be monetised) of an established work

What this category does not fund:

  • Remount costs
  • Activity that has already been funded by other sources, such as Playing Australia and Visions of Australia
  • Tour dates that have already taken place
  • Projects with a budget in surplus

How to apply

Read How to Apply before you begin preparing your application.

Application Information

There are four key elements to your application as listed below.

Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below to commence an application. Type/copy text into the provided fields.

Project Summary (up to 300 words)

Project Detail and Rationale (up to 1500 words)

Refer to the Assessment Criteria and include:

  • objectives of your activity
  • professional benefits.


Enter a short biography (up to 300 words) or upload a CV for each.

Project Plan and Timeline

Complete the table in the application form, including:

  • dates/stages of your activity (highlighting the period of funded activity)
  • how and where you will undertake or deliver the activity
  • who will be involved at each stage
  • expected outcomes at each stage.

Please Note: Project proposals must include information about how appropriate protocols (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander; Working with Children in Art; COVID-19) will be followed.

Upload letters of support (up to five) and confirmations to the application form. Combine documents where possible.

Upload Support Material to the application form.

Refer to How to Apply for information about Support Material.

Complete the consolidated budget template in the application form.

Upload a detailed budget and notes to budget (including quotes to support major expenses) to the application form.

Refer to How to Apply for information about application budgets.

Apply now

Past recipients

February 2021

Australian Dance Theatre ADT's 'South' - South Australian Tour & Community Engagement Program $50,000

October 2020

ActNow Theatre Reimagined touring program through hybrid theatre and film $48,010
Slingsby Theatre The Boy Who Talked to Dogs – South Australian Regional Tour 2021 $50,000
Patch Theatre Company I Wish – Regional South Australian Touring $28,990


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