Beyond The One Night Stand – CircuitWest 5 Year Touring Strategy

This report describes a tailored, coherent and connected five–year strategy for touring in WA that supports the needs and wants of the performing arts industry and the communities they serve.

The relatively recent emphasis on community engagement recognises the importance of the context of producing and presenting. This, too, is part of the evolution of touring practice in a move away from a distribution or export model to one that emphasises place and local empowerment and creates broad opportunities for cultural development, learning and co-creation.

The online survey conducted as part of this project and subsequent consultations have clearly demonstrated a desire for stronger networks and connections. The notion of ‘doing it with us, not to us’ is one that pervades the breadth of the plan.