Open to funded organisations only (small-to-medium and major organisations), this grant supports the expansion of markets through regional, national and international touring. Touring Support provides opportunities to extend audiences and the life of South Australian works and includes all art forms.

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.

 July 2023 roundOctober 2023 roundFebruary 2024 round
Grant amountUp to $50,000Up to $50,000Up to $50,000
Open date22 May 20231 September 202320 December 2023
Closing date3 July 2023 at 5pm9 October 2023 at 5pm5 February 2024 at 5pm
Notification date15 September 202315 December 202319 April 2024
Funded activity commencement date2 October 20238 January 202429 April 2024

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

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

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 4 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


July 2023

ApplicantProject titleAmount approved
Australian Dance Theatre2024 ‘Tracker’ New South Wales Tour$45,670
Patch Theatre Company IncorporatedPatch Theatre Zooom Tour to Hong Kong & Singapore$44,722
Slingsby Theatre Company LimitedIreland Tour - The Boy Who Talked to Dogs$40,000

February 2023

ApplicantProject titleAmount approved
Restless Dance Theatre Exposed $50,000
Gravity & Other Myths The Mirror - Chamaleon Theatre Berlin $36,074
Windmill Theatre Co Hiccup Australian Tour $30,000

October 2022

Applicant Project title Amount approved
Patch Theatre Company ZOOOM SA regional tour 2023 $30,500

July 2022


Project Title

Approved Amount

Windmill Theatre Company

Hiccup - USA Tour


February 2022


Project Title

Approved Amount

Chamber Music Adelaide

On the Terrace on the Road


October 2021




Nexus Arts

Nexus Live on the Road


Australian Dance Theatre

Australian Dance Theatre's 2022 SA Tour - Adrianne Semmens and Daniel Riley


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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