The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local artists to reconnect with audiences through Touring Victoria, while delivering the best productions and performances to regional locations.

Artists and creative organisations from across Northern Victoria are invited to hit the road and take their performances, exhibitions and events across regional and outer-metropolitan Victoria.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes has called for applications for the Andrews Labor Government’s Touring Victoria program which provides grants of between $10,000 and $250,000 to support tours by Victorian arts and cultural organisations and creatives.

The most recent round of grants supported regional tours from such diverse acts as singer Kutcha Edwards, all-female circus-comedy show Trash Test Dummies, The Australian Ballet, Finucane and Smith and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

This new program means that audiences in Northern Victoria can expect even more of the best live theatre, music and cultural events up ahead.

Touring productions also provide an economic boost to the towns and regions they visit.

The 2022 round of the program will support touring activity that hits the road from 1 November 2022.

For more information including program guidelines, eligibility and how to apply, visit creative.vic.gov.au/grants-and-support.

Applications close on 14 July 2022.

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“We’re supporting our creative community to hit the road and re-connect with audiences across the state, delivering the cultural experiences that make Victoria our nations cultural heartland.”

“Touring Victoria not only brings amazing gigs and experiences to Northern Victoria, it supports our local creatives to present their work, build their audiences and bring visitors from across the state.”