From Ballina to Broken hill and beyond, our Regional Touring Fund helps NSW artists present their work Australia-wide with a focus on regional and remote areas within New South Wales. We provide practical and professional support in the areas of project development, publicity, operations as well as financial support for travel and promotion. We offer industry networking and advice for planning and career development as well as developing and maintaining viable touring circuits which provides access for audiences nation-wide to enjoy high quality music.

The Regional Touring Fund is a vital component of SIMA’s activities, facilitating opportunities for musicians and audience development via:

  • Employment and performance opportunities for contemporary jazz/improvising artists of excellence.
  • Development of new, committed audiences for contemporary jazz and improvised music throughout Australia.
  • Ensuring access to and the promotion of excellence, one which is responsive to the needs and aspirations of artists and audiences.

In light of COVID-19, our physical touring program has been reduced, however we are working on a new program FREE SPACE which connects local, national and global audiences through music and art via collaborative streamed presentations with regional galleries and local music makers. Find out more here.

Regional Touring Fund Recipients:
Nock/Stuart/Wilson/Zwartz – This World East Coast Tour (2019)
Coast – SKIM Tour (2019)
The Vampires National Tour (2018)
The Sirens A-PART Springwood Performance (2018)
Mezza/Ginsburg Ensemble NSW Regional Tour (2018)

PREVIOUS: Brendan Clarke and Joe Farnsworth Prime Time Quartet (2016), Sandy Evans Indian Project (2012), Bernie McGann Quartet (2012), Mark Ginsburg Quartet (2011), Phil Slater Quartet (2006), James Muller Trio (2006), Mike Nock Quartet (2006), Andrew Robson Trio (2006)

2020 Regional Touring Fund Recipient, Coast

WHEN IS THE NEXT ROUND?

Our 2021 program will be open for applications on October 1st. Please stay tuned for more details.

SIMA welcomes your inquiries, so feel free to email Amy Curl at gm[at]sima.org.au to discuss any of the above. We look forward to hearing from you!

THANKS TO:

Principal Sponsors Charlton’s Accountants are helping artists to hit the running.

Create NSW and the Australia Council for the Arts