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9 October 2018

The latest round of Touring Victoria grants will bring a wealth of creative experiences to regional Victoria in 2019.



This round has provided grants totalling $712,647 to support regional tours in 2019 by some of the state’s most exciting organisations.

Among the recipients, the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra will present 23 performances right across the state; First Nations musical The Sapphires will visit 18 towns and cities; and the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019, will tour its award-winning show Junk.

Regional Arts Victoria’s 2019 Touring Services and Connecting Places program will also present more than 130 performances including storytelling, puppetry, physical comedy and serious theatre in every corner of the state.

Touring Victoria provides grants to Victorian arts organisations and artists to tour performances, programs or exhibitions to regional and outer metropolitan areas.

Find out more about Creative Victoria funding programs


Auspicious Arts Projects – $13, 534

To present Joel Carnegie’s Stardust and Tom Molyneaux’s The Mission: the story of a ‘Fighting Gunditjmara’ man, a verbatim theatre double bill exploring tales of love, music and war.

Flying Fruit Fly Foundation – $19,001

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019, the Flying Fruit Fly Foundation will head to Wangaratta with its award-winning contemporary circus work Junk, featuring performers aged 9 to 19.

Melbourne Youth Music – $21,700

Set to visit regional Victoria during the July 2019 school holidays, Paul Rissman's Stan and Mabel provides young audiences with an introduction to classical music through the story of a music loving dog and cat.

Critical Stages –$22,501

L'amante anglaise, a gripping and intimate drama by Marguerite Duras, will be directed by Laurence Strangio and star Jillian Murray and Rob Meldrum at six regional venues.

Back to Back Theatre Inc –$23,488

GANESH VERSUS THE THIRD REICH to be staged in Bendigo in 2019, and will be accompanied by community engagement activities and working with local disability arts company CreateAbility.

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra – $97,461

To tour four orchestral programs, seven chamber music programs and two education performances to sixteen regional venues.

Hit Productions – $123,205

Tony Briggs’ The Sapphires, featuring an ensemble of emerging First Nations performers, will visit 18 venues across Victoria on the second leg of its national tour.

Mary Souness – $157,755

Just Shows to Go's 2019 Café Culture Series of four musical shows and accompanying public program of workshops and artist talks will visit 17 regional locations.

Regional Arts Victoria – $233,982

RAV’s 2019 Touring Services and Connecting Places program will stage 15 shows and accompanying community engagement activities at more than 130 venues across Victoria.