Shows on the Go
Shows on the Go is a community-driven touring model that gives regional Western Australians the chance to curate what shows they’d like to see in their town.
Through the community voting process the touring program brings performing arts to remote and regional communities that may not have regular access to live professional performances. This is done annually through the Shows on the Go Touring Menu, via the National Touring Selector website, where communities vote for their favourite shows. The shows in the menu are shortlisted by a curation panel of regional presenters for their suitability for regional audiences and the quality of the production.
The Shows on the Go menu covers everything from theatre, dance, music, children’s entertainment, circus, puppetry and comedy. The productions provide high-quality entertainment to local audiences and galvanise shared community experiences.
Shows on the Go 2018 & 2019
Shows on the Go returns in 2018 and 2019 on the following dates:
- Loose Ends
9 May – 14 June
- A Boy Named Cash
17 July – 3 September
- Dane Simpson – Aborigi-LOL
8 October – 24 November
If you’re a community presenter and you’d like to be a part of the 2018 or 2019 Shows on the Go program, get in touch!
Regional freecall: 1800 811 883
Phone: 08 9200 6200
Read about 2017’s Shows on the Go:
Bring quality entertainment to your community
What are the benefits?
- You’ll receive shows that are chosen by regional WA communities for regional WA communities.
- Each show comes with complete technical support and a dedicated technical operator.
- You determine the price of your tickets based on what your budget is and what your community can afford.
- You have the freedom to create the event you would like in your community. For example: it could be licensed, a dinner and a show package, a BBQ before the show, or a local act to open for the touring performer.
- Workshops are provided by the touring artists for you to offer to local organisations, groups or schools (subject to availability based on the tour schedule).
- Contracting is done by Country Arts WA, so no negotiating is required between the artist and the presenter.
- Country Arts WA will cover the touring party’s accommodation and travel costs.
What will Country Arts WA provide?
- Presenter guide and an electronic press kit.
- Design and printing of complimentary posters & flyers.
- Social media support throughout the tour.
- Interview opportunities with the cast for radio and press calls.
- Two tour T-shirts for pre-show promotion and front of house staff to wear.
- A television commercial for the show, screened in the lead-up to the performance.
- Local promotional ideas specific to the show to engage your community.
What do I need?
- Your organisation or group must be incorporated and have a current ABN. If you don’t have either, feel free to speak with Country Arts WA about your options.
- A venue that is suitable for the show’s technical requirements.
- Staffing support to manage ticket sales, local promotion and front of house at the performance.
- Payment of a performance fee which covers artist fees.
- Payment of Royalties or APRA fees (if required).
- To submit an post-event report sharing your successes and learnings.
Share the Risk
Share the Risk funding is available for eligible presenters to cover up to 50% of the Shows on the Go performance fee. This is a guarantee-against-loss program designed to assist remote and regional communities cover losses associated with unexpected events in their community that affect ticket sales. Find out more information here.
If you are interested in touring a production or having a production showcased for touring, please contact Country Arts WA on regional freecall 1800 811 883, 08 9200 6200 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.