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Performing arts touring

Tasmanian Regional Arts also supports regional communities to access quality performing arts touring.

Theatre, music, dance, comedy and puppetry performances have always proven popular with regional audiences. From 2008 TRA has continued to support touring productions in collaboration with a range of performing arts companies, festivals and government agencies.

As with the TRA visual arts and crafts touring program, TRA continues to support touring activities into venues across the state that do not have professional staff. TRA is well aware of the complexities associated with staging performances in such venues and works with promoters, companies and artists to encourage the development of quality performance work suitable to touring to venues without paid professional staff.

In 2007 TRA changed the way that it supports performing arts touring in response to funding agency requirements. These changes see TRA operate more as a broker of tours. This change has allowed TRA to develop new partnership opportunities with organisations such as Ten Days on the Island and Tasmania Performs. Through this brokerage model, TRA now works with its partners and its branch network capacity to create partnerships with local government, community groups and local sponsors that will lead to greater local determination in regional product selection..

While smaller, TRA’s touring of performing arts program is selected in a similar manner to its visual arts and crafts program and will be available from TRA by late October 2008. Artists and companies with potential product under development should discuss touring opportunities with TRA.

Chopped Liver presented by Ibijerri Theatre Company is currently touring with support from TRA. Other touring performances for 2009 will be listed by late October 2008.

Tasmanian Regional Arts

Head Office: Cnr George & James St, Latrobe, PO Box 172 Latrobe TAS 7307
Email i...@tasregionalarts.org.au Phone 03 6426 2344 Fax 03 6426 2889
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