Production Applications for Showcase and Roadcase

Queensland Touring Showcase is a platform for producers and artists to build and maintain relationships with Queensland’s presenters and venues. Managed Venues and Regional Councils of various sizes will be in attendance.

Showcase Online is a pitching event designed to connect presenters and producers and highlight the best live performance touring work Queensland has to offer.

Roadcase is an extension of the Showcase process. The arTour team visit several regional and remote centres across Queensland to facilitate the pitching process on your behalf. Roadcase is designed specifically for smaller regional and remote councils, arts councils, and regional festivals to access your productions. Watch our video on Roadcase for producers. The next Roadcase will be held in early 2022.

You only need to apply once to be considered for either or both events and the independent selection panel will consider your production’s suitability for Showcase and Roadcase. Please consider carefully the type of show you want to pitch and understand the types of presenters in Queensland.

We are interested in all sorts of new work including;

  • ready to tour productions
  • ​productions yet to premiere
  • First Nations work
  • touring with engagement focus, residencies, community participation
  • metro and regional companies welcome
  • big shows, small shows and everything in between

Ideally, we’re looking for new productions from Queensland artists and producers that will be ready to tour in 2023.

Get some inspiration and see just how valuable touring is in Queensland with arTour’s touring case studies.

Who can apply

Queensland Artists and Producers (independents, organisations, major companies) are welcome to apply. We strongly encourage producers living in regional Queensland, First Nations producers and artists of diversity to submit proposals. Artforms can range from theatre, dance, music, cabaret, circus. If your show is ready to tour in 2023 then we’d love to hear from you. Before you apply, please contact arTour to discuss your work and the Showcase process.

Interstate Producers and Artists (from states other than Queensland) are not eligible to apply for Queensland Touring Showcase in 2021. Please contact arTour should you wish to discuss.

Production applications should demonstrate the following:

Rigour / Quality
The production is well conceived and put together. Please consider artform development or audience engagement that is unique and effective.

The production and engagement offerings sit apart from and are different to other shows of a similar ilk or form. What makes your production distinct? Please consider your approach to storytelling, form and adaptability to different presenting contexts such as festivals and annual programs.

The production will have strong appeal to a well-defined audience segment or demographic. It may consider audience development opportunities, boutique tastes right through to broad crossover appeal.

Value and tourability
The production is ready for touring in 2023, is reasonably priced and represents a sound programming investment for presenters as well as the producer’s capacity.

Due to the ever-changing climate, productions that demonstrate flexibility with physical distancing restrictions will be prioritised. Can the production be scaled up or down to suit audience sizes? Can it be performed in alternative venues or outdoors?

Key Dates

Production Applications open Monday 5 July 2021
Production Applications close Friday 20 August 2021
Showcase Online Event Wednesday 27 October 2021
Roadcase early 2022

How to apply

  1. Register on the arTour website or login using your existing details. (You can reset your Password here too. If you need to reset the email address linked to an existing profile contact arTour for help).

  2. Follow the prompts to Create a Profile and complete each of the tabs on the left-hand menu including Company/Producer Details, Production Details, Images, Reviews, Tours and Showcase & Roadcase. If something isn't relevant to you - leave it blank. Hit save at the bottom of each page.

  3. Use the Preview button, below the left side menu, to see how your production will display live on the arTour website. Make sure you've completed and uploaded all the relevant resources including your Budget and Presenter Pack.

  4. Click Submit to arTour and your show will be reviewed by the arTour team. We will be in contact with any suggested changes, otherwise you'll receive an email notification indicating your show is live. Please note during Showcase Submissions we expect to receive a large volume of productions to review on our site and it may take a little longer than usual to process your production.

  5. Following submissions closing on 20 August 2021, arTour will email all producers confirming that submissions have been successfully received.

Updating an existing show

Check through all of the fields and make sure the information is fresh and current. Then, complete the Showcase & Roadcase section. Keep in mind, presenters and the selection panel are always keen to see new work which hasn't been pitched at Queensland Touring Showcase or Roadcase in the past.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for both Showcase and Roadcase?
Yes and you can submit more than one production. Please ensure that your production is suited to the type of presenters and venues that attend each platform.

Do I apply if I am pitching at APAX in September 2021?
Yes Queensland Touring Showcase is all about providing a platform to deepen your connection to Queensland presenters and venues to further your touring potential. You are welcome to apply to Queensland Touring Showcase even if you are pitching at APAX. However, priority will be given to projects that haven't had an opportunity to pitch at the national market.

I already have interest from Queensland venues through various means, what should I do?
You are more than welcome to apply. Queensland Touring Showcase is all about providing you a platform to deepen your connection to Queensland presenters and venues to further your productions touring potential. We recommend making a note of this interest in the Showcase section of your application.

Can I call you and chat through my project?
This should be one of the first things you do after reading through these guidelines and familiarising yourself with the application form. Remember, we are here to help you and want to hear from you. Contact arTour and an arTour Producer will be in touch. There will also be a recorded webinar on 27 July to discuss the application and selection process in 2021.

How do I complete the budget?
Touring budgets always seem to trip people up. At the very basic, we need you to know how many people will be on tour and what is going on tour with you. We would really appreciate it if you talk to us about your budget before you submit. You can also view this arTour resource to help.

Do I need to provide a video?
If you have one, YES PLEASE. Promo videos or show reels are by far the best and easiest way to get an idea of your project.

How many submissions do you usually get and how many pitching spots are there for this year's Showcase?
Your submission will be one of many to be considered – we had over 100 to consider last year and this year we will be choosing around 20 pitches for Showcase and up to 10 pitches for Roadcase, so make sure you're clear and concise and sending a consistent message throughout your application.

Do you have any tips for my presenter pack, budget, tech specs and marketing kit?
Please review the following resources and use the downloads to assist you thinking through what type of information you need to impart when offering a work up for tour.

I've submitted my show, what next?
Great work! The arTour team will review every application in detail and get back to you if we have any feedback on your application. Please note during production application process we'll be processing a high volume of production profiles so you may not hear from us immediately, rest assured we will be in contact and when your profile has been approved to go live you'll receive an automatic notification.

Once submissions close an independent panel comprising of producers and presenters will review all of the submissions and shortlist work to be considered at Queensland Touring Showcase and Roadcase. Approximately 20 productions will be invited to participate. You will be notified by mid September if your production is successful.