Looking for presenters for your work? It can be hard to know what presenters’ tastes are and where to start. Below is a little kick start for places to approach within Queensland.

Before getting started, the first thing is to be very clear about what your production is and where it might fit from a programming perspective. We know some work doesn’t fit into a particular art form or works across a number of different genres and some producers don’t appreciate their work being labeled, but it does help Presenters think about how they can market and promote your work to their local community.

If your work really is multi-artform start small and focused. Build up a strong presenting partnership with one or two venues who can then introduce the work to the rest of the presenter network. Word of mouth is always the best marketing so this way presenters can help advocate for your work on your behalf.

Below are some suggestions of Queensland presenters to consider approaching for different types of work. Remember, this list is not exhaustive and presenters priorities can not be ‘boxed’ any more than some shows, so contact arTour’s Creative Broker if you’d like to discuss further:

Theatre

Maleny Arts Council, Sunshine Coast

Pilbeam Theatre - Rockhampton

Cairns Regional Council

Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre

Dance

Centre of Contemporary Art, Cairns

Redland Performing Arts Centre, Cleveland

The Arts Centre, Gold Coast

Empire Theatre, Toowoomba

Cabaret and music

Livingstone Shire Council, Yeppoon

The Arts Centre, Gold Coast

The Event Centre, Caloundra

Riverway Arts Centre, Thuringowa

Children and Family

Cairns City Council

Townsville Civic Theatre

Ipswich Civic Centre, Ipswich

World Theatre, Charters Towers

Engagement driven projects

Gladstone Entertainment Centre

Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg

Longreach Regional Council

Blackall Tambo Regional Council

Scenic Rim Regional Council