A paper art installation inside the gallery space of McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park

Jacqui Stockdale: Drawing the Labyrinth, 2015, installation view at McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, 2016
Photography by Christian Capurro, Melbourne, a NETS Victoria touring exhibition

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    We understand that the pandemic has created uncertainty regarding future planning. In your application, you should feel free to present your creative ideas/activities/program or plan as you best see fit, taking into consideration COVIDSafe practices and contingencies, however we acknowledge plans may need to adapt given the rapidly changing situation. Assessors will take this into consideration during the assessment process.


    Touring Victoria provides support for Victorian arts and cultural organisations or professional creative practitioners to tour a professional production, performance, exhibition or program to, or from, regional and outer-metropolitan Victoria.

    The Touring Victoria program has been updated to best respond to the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    **If you have previously received funding through this program and your project has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), please contact Creative Victoria**

    On this page and program documents:

    • The term regional refers to the 48 Victorian local government areas classified as regional by the Victorian State Government. Find the list of these local government areas.
    • The term outer metropolitan includes the following local government areas: Brimbank City Council, Cardinia Shire Council, City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, Frankston City Council, Hume City Council, Kingston City Council, Knox City Council, Manningham City Council, Maroondah City Council, Melton City Council, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Nillumbik Shire Council, City of Whittlesea, Wyndham City Council and Yarra Ranges Shire Council.
    • The term First Peoples is used to refer to Traditional Owners of Victoria and all other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who reside in this state.space

    Funding available

    There is no upper limit to the level of grant available.

    Applicants intending to apply for more than $25,000 need to discuss their tours with program staff prior to the closing dates.

    N.B. This is the only round of Touring Victoria for this financial year. There will be no Touring Victoria funding round in the first half of 2022.

    Who can apply

    • Victorian arts and cultural organisations; and
    • Victorian based professional creative practitioners that have a history of presenting quality, professional arts product; and
    • Tour coordinators applying on behalf of Victorian arts and cultural organisations or creative practitioners; and
    • Other organisations, such as community or local government with relevant experience, coordinating or presenting a tour
    • Sole traders must apply under an auspice arrangement. Refer to the FAQ DOCX, 39.4 KB and Auspice Form DOCX, 23.1 KB.

    Please note:

    • State-owned cultural agencies and other cultural organisations receiving recurrent funding through Creative Victoria are eligible to apply to Touring Victoria.
    • Grant funding agreements will only be entered into with legally constituted organisations that have a valid ABN.
    • Creative Victoria will only accept one application per applicant.

    First Peoples-led applications

    Applications from First Peoples-led creative organisations will be assessed via a First Peoples-led process, embedding Aboriginal self-determination into the assessment process.

    All other applications will be assessed by creative industries peers.

    Key dates

    Round opens: CLOSED

    Round closes: 3pm, Thursday, 7 October 2021

    A link to the Portal is posted below.

    It takes approximately 10 weeks from the closing date until the funding results are available.

    How to apply

    Applications are submitted via the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions Grants Portal.

    To view the application questions and to prepare your responses please use the 2021 Application drafting tool.

    • Create a NEW application for tours run by First Peoples-led organisations or applicants.
    • Create a NEW application for all other applicants.
    • To return to First Peoples, and all other SAVED/DRAFT applications, please click here to return to the Grants Portal.space

    Find general information on how to access the Grants Portal, including how to register and FAQ about the Portal.

    Who to talk to

    Email: Erica Sanders or phone 8683 3113 or 1800 134 894 (toll free country Victoria only).

    Links and downloads


    2021 Touring Victoria program guidelines DOC, 279.5 KB

    Accessible version: 2021 Touring Victoria program guidelines   DOCX, 57.9 KB


    Touring Victoria FAQs (Accessible) DOCX, 39.4 KB

    2021 Touring Victoria Auspice Form  DOCX, 23.1 KB

    2021 Application drafting tool DOCX, 55.4 KB

    2021 Touring Victoria Budget drafting tool XLSX, 68.5 KB

    COVIDSafe Touring support and resources

    Application documents

    Tour itinerary template XLSX, 22.4 KB

    Further resources and assistance

    Touring Victoria March 2021 - Chair and Panel Members  DOCX, 27.6 KB

    Information for current recipients

    Information for all applicants

    Creative Regional Map

    Past recipients

    Western Edge Youth Arts, Caliban (2016)

    Western Edge Youth Arts, Caliban (2016)

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