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.
CircuitWest is pleased to announce the launch of the CircuitWest 5 Year Touring Strategy – Beyond The One Night.
The strategy was commissioned as part of Scheme 2 of the Creative Regions program, an investment of $24 million by the government of Western Australia managed by the Department of Regional Development and the Department of Culture and the Arts.
Rick Heath from Push Management was engaged to undertake the project, and it represents one of the most comprehensive strategies in the state with regards to arts and culture.