Pitching Session – Seeking Expressions of Interest

EOIs close 5pm on Friday 26 May 2023.

Tasmanian artists and companies are invited to submit an expression of interest for an opportunity to pitch new ideas for touring, public engagement or professional development activity to be delivered by the end of 2024.

We’re keen to hear about projects or ideas at all stages, whether it’s something already in the pipeline, or a new idea that you would like to develop in partnership with TPAC venues (Burnie Arts & Function Centre, paranaple arts centre, Theatre North and the Theatre Royal).

Download the EOI information and application form here and submit your application.

If selected, you will be invited to present your proposal in more detail at a pitching session with venue partners in June 2023.

About the Strategic Touring Fund

The Strategic Touring Fund (STF) is a two-year strategic initiative, operating from 2023 to 2024. Managed by Tasmanian Performing Arts Centres (TPAC), the fund supports professional Tasmanian artists and organisations to:

  • Improve access to performing arts across Tasmania
  • Develop a sustainable touring network
  • Contribute to sector resilience

The Fund will contribute to touring costs, public engagement programs and professional sector development initiatives that support touring and audience development.

Tasmanian Performing Arts Centres
The Tasmanian Performing Arts Centres (TPAC) is a consortium of four main city venues throughout the state, comprising: Burnie Arts & Function Centre, paranaple arts centre, Theatre North and the Theatre Royal.

Selection process
Projects must be nominated or supported by a TPAC venue partner. Interested applicants should discuss proposals with their local TPAC venue to obtain more information about the program, eligibility and submission process.

Eligible Projects

  • Professional performing arts productions – professional being determined as a fully waged company, or verifiable equity share agreement.
  • Public engagement programs – such as community workshops or consultation, aimed at developing awareness, audience appreciation and growth.
  • Professional development programs - that support tour development in Tasmania, or tour market development opportunities for Tasmanian projects.

Projects must be:
1. Made in Tasmania or engage Tasmanian creative leads
2. Presented in at least two regions, defined as:

  • Northwest – represented by paranaple arts centre and Burnie Arts
  • North – represented by Theatre North
  • South – represented by the Theatre Royal

Key contacts:
Paranaple Arts Centre: theatre@devonport.tas.gov.au
Burnie Arts & Function Centre: mviner@burnie.tas.gov.au
Theatre North: stuart.loone@theatrenorth.com.au
Theatre Royal: touring@theatreroyal.com.au