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Welcoming investments in regional and remote tours engaging young Australians

Creative Australia is pleased to announce an investment of $2,254,011 in eight performing arts tours to over 86 unique locations and cities nationally, with most of these activities benefitting regional and remote communities.      

These grants will provide valuable support to artists and help them to develop their craft and or performances, as well as reaching and engaging new audiences right across the country particularly in regional and rural Australia. 

“This funding round has strong outcomes for youth arts, with five of the eight funded tours featuring work for children, young people and families,” said Creative Australia’s CEO, Adrian Collette AM. 

The 2024 recipients are:

Alexander Clark – Woodys Ukulele School will tour the Ukulele Kids Show to remote locations in 2024. 

Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta – National Theatre of Parramatta’s 2024 national regional tour of Guards at the Taj by Rajiv Joseph. 

Patch Theatre Company IncI Wish 2024 National Tour in 19 venues including Tasmania, Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria, ACT & New South Wales. 

HIT Productions Pty Ltd – Waltzing the Wilarra, written, composed & directed by David Milroy. 

Australian Theatre for Young People Past the Shallows tour: co-produced by Archipelago Productions & Australian Theatre for Young People. 

Shake & Stir Theatre Co 2024 National Tour of Fourteen by Shannon Molloy adapted by Shake & Stir Theatre Co. 

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Inc The One Who Planted Trees National Tour 2024. 

Roslyn R Pappalardo – An Australia wide mainstage tour of mixed tape musical new work, All Fired Up, inspired by the writers’ shared experience of growing up in outer regional Australia, relying on the arts for inspiration. 

“It’s great to see such a diverse range of work, artists and communities benefiting from this investment. We know the positive impact of having access to arts and creativity in regional and remote centres, and this provides more opportunities to engage,” said Mr. Collette. 

A full list of recipients can be found on Creative Australia’s website.

Sean Brogan, Media Manager, Creative Australia
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