Regional and Remote Touring fund applications are approved by the Minister for Culture and the Arts and the Minister for Regional Development. As Caretaker Conventions will apply prior to the State Government election in March 2017, applicants should allow for a longer period of time between their application submission date and their activity commencement date.
If your activity commences prior to 30 April please email the Creative Regions team so we can contact you to discuss application processing and notification timelines with you.
The Regional and Remote Touring Fund (RRTF) is part of the State Government’s Royalties for Regions $24 million investment in culture and the arts and is being delivered by the Department of Culture and Arts.
The RRTF aims to:
- Give regional communities a greater influence in selecting shows for their town or community.
- Increase the number and variety of performing arts shows touring to regional communities, resulting in more opportunities to participate in arts activities.
- Provide increased opportunities for local governments to activate venues and spaces.
- Link with other schemes as part of the overall program’s aim to create viable touring circuits that include well-equipped venues in regional centres and smaller towns, helping to build vibrant communities.
The RRTF is a contestable fund that is now open to any WA producer or regional presenter of a ‘tour ready’ performing arts show visiting two or more towns or remote communities.
This includes individual artists; small, medium or major performing arts organisations; regional local government authorities; and Regional Development Commissions.
RRTF is linked to the Regional Venues Improvement Fund and the Venue Programming and Development strategy. The three programs aim to extend the reach of performing arts touring across regional WA.