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New advisory group aims to strengthen performing arts touring network

New advisory group aims to strengthen performing arts touring network
December 16, 2020

Regional Arts Australia and PAC Australia have announced the formation of the Touring Advisory Group (TAG) which the two organisations will co-convene.

TAG will provide information and advice on matters relating to the convenor’s roles as national advocates for performing arts touring.

In a statement, Regional Arts Australia and PAC Australia advise “by co-convening the advisory group, we aim to ensure there is a consistent and coordinated approach to developing policy positions and strategies which will support artists, producers, presenters and tour coordinators, and ultimately audiences, involved in performing arts touring.”

Ros Abercrombie, Executive Director of Regional Arts Australia noted “one of our priorities for the next twelve months at Regional Arts Australia is to facilitate partnerships that strengthen artistic and creative practice and to work more effectively across industry and policy sectors to build a stronger, more diverse and sustainable arts and cultural sector.”

Katherine Connor, Executive Director of PAC Australia added “PAC Australia sees a holistic regeneration of the current national touring structures as not only pressing but essential - driving this reform is central to our advocacy efforts on behalf of our members, and the greater sector.

“This new model for consultation with those actively engaged in touring in Australia will enable both our organisations to drive well-informed and consistent policy positions, and it is an exciting development for these two peak organisations to work together to support the sector as it navigates new ways of working.”

The organisations are now calling for expressions of interest from those engaged in touring to join TAG. Expressions of interest will close in mid-January with the first meeting of the newly established group to take place in February.

Click here for more information and/or to express interest in joining the group.

Image: The Maitland Repertory Theatre in the NSW Hunter region.

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