Each year, arTour presents the Queensland Touring Showcase where producers and presenters meet to build relationships, discuss touring productions and plan Queensland tours. It's a great way to meet others, discover what is available and find out about exciting new initiatives.

In 2015 the Queensland Touring Showcase was hosted in Mackay, a first in the event’s history. The event was supported by the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre and aligned with the NARPACA Managers’ Conference and Anywhere Festival Mackay.

The two-day program included a curated mix of pitches and performance excerpts, a market place for networking opportunities, a host of workshops and sessions designed to enrich delegates touring knowledge plus the opportunity to attend performances at Anywhere Festival Mackay.



Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 March 2015


Monday 11am to 9.30pm
Tuesday 9am to 5.30pm (Formal part of the event finishes at 5.30pm, delegates are invited to attend social dinner followed by Anywhere Festival shows)


Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre


View pitch and performance productions and use the artform, cost and audiences filters to navigate the shows on offer.

View the complete program or view the Queensland Touring Showcase Program Guide.


Producer/Artist $120
Presenter Community/Volunteer $120
Presenter Managed Venue/ Funded organisation $200
Observer/Industry $120

Booking closed on 6 March 2015. Early bird ticketing closed 19 January 2015


Our event partner – The Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre – have negotiated excellent rates for delegates at a range of centrally-located hotels and apartments. Just quote MECC when booking. View room specials.

Travel subsidy

Thanks to Arts Queensland, a small pool of financial assistance has been made available for presenters and independent Queensland based producers and artists to attend the Showcase in Mackay. Travel subsidy may include flights or petrol and one nights accommodation. You can apply for the subsidy when you are submitting your Showcase application. (Travel subsidy will not be offered to representatives from organisations or festivals funded by Arts Queensland through the Organisations Fund or the Festival Fund). Read more and access the application form.


Roadcase is a connector event tailored for presenters within the regional geographic area focusing on networking, professional development and programming discussions. Roadcase was presented in Cairns, Winton and Toowoomba and unpacked themes and topics raised at Showcase in Mackay. Read more.

 Roadcase Cairns Friday 20 March 2015
 Roadcase Winton Tuesday 24 March 2015
 Roadcase Toowoomba Friday 27 March 2015