- Seven productions touring regional WA between now and October
- Tours supported by the Liberal National Government's Regional and Remote Touring Fund
- Made possible by Royalties for Regions $24 million Creative Regions program
Seven Western Australian productions are touring regional WA between now and October thanks to the Liberal National Government's Regional and Remote Touring Fund (RRTF), made possible by Royalties for Regions.
Culture and Arts Minister John Day said the fund was part of the State Government's $24 million investment over four years in regional arts through the Creative Regions program.
"The RRTF allows regional audiences access to top Western Australian productions that have taken part in the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Perth Fringe World Festival and fringe festivals in Edinburgh and New York," Mr Day said.
"Most recently, the fund is supporting the tours of seven productions that will collectively put on more than 200 performances, workshops and community and school activities throughout regional WA.
"The RRTF is a rolling fund that can be applied for at any time. It is this flexibility that provides regional presenters a greater voice in the choice of performances.
"Applications are demonstrating that presenters are basing choices on recommendations by their peers, viewing online excerpts, reviews, seeing performances and their meetings with producers and performers."
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said Creative Regions was making an invaluable contribution to the vibrancy and revitalisation of regional areas.
"The Royalties for Regions investment in the RRTF and the overall $24 million investment over four years in the Creative Regions program is helping lay a strong foundation for regional WA's arts future," Mr Redman said.
"As more of the program's projects roll out during the next three years, we will continue to see more benefits for communities economically, culturally and socially."
- RRTF is administered by the Department of Culture and the Arts and is made possible by the Government's $24 million Royalties for Regions investment in arts and culture
- For more information, visit http://www.dca.wa.gov.au
Culture and the Arts Minister's office - 6552 6200
Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700
Performances to tour regional WA between now and October 2016
- All Aboard the Spinifex Express is touring the Pilbara with 32 interactive theatre performances and community participation workshops for children, family and the wider community.
- Ochre Contemporary Dance Company's performance of Kaya, which debuted at the Riverside Theatre during the 18th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas, and will tour Bunbury, Tjuntjuntjara and Kalgoorlie.
- Fragmented Artists' Suzanne Ingelbrecht's contemporary one-person play The List will tour the regional communities of Mount Barker, Ravensthorpe and Esperance. The List was performed at the 2016 Perth Fringe World Festival.
- Zest and Blues' High Culture on Old Country, which includes performances by Perth Symphony Orchestra, choral music by the Giovanni Consort, circus with Mr Ricochet and aerialist Theaker von Ziarno, and will tour the Shire of Perenjori and Kalbarri.
- Tura New Music's Reflection 2, which brings together two indigenous musical icons in Mark Atkins and Stephen Pigram and some of Australia's finest instrumentalists. The show will tour 21 Kimberley towns and communities.
- Lockwood Productions' performances of the double bill HorseHead and I (honestly) Love You, which will tour Geraldton's Queens Park Theatre, Esperance Civic Centre, Goldfields Arts Centre and the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
- The West Australian Ballet Quarry On Tour, a mixed bill of contemporary, classic and neoclassical dance works showcasing international and emerging local choreographers will tour Bunbury.
West Australian Ballet dancers performing in Radio & Juliet. Photo credit Sergey Pevnev