Taking Local Creative Talent Across The State

A smorgasbord of creative events and performances are set to tour Victoria’s regional cities and towns in 2020, including hip-hop, ballet, theatre, orchestras and children’s shows. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley has announced the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Touring Victoria program, with nearly $600,000 helping nine grant recipients take 160 creative activities to 63 destinations across Victoria.


First Nations Elder and Victoria’s 2020 Australian of the Year Archie Roach will take his life story and music on the road with Tell Me Why, while folk singer and pop punk poet Alana Wilkinson will perform at the 2020 Festival of Small Halls travelling to 14 small towns including Loch, Port Albert, Merton and Stanley.


Theatre lovers will enjoy shows like Red Stitch’s American Song by Joanna Murray-Smith and Lamb, a piece on dementia by Jane Bodie with music by Mark Seymour; A Migrant’s Son, a cabaret work by Michaela Burger; and The Listies’ award-winning kids’ comedy Rolling on the Floor Laughing so Hard.


Orchestra Victoria’s Bendigo Festival 2020 will serenade audiences in Central Victoria with various concerts for adults and children, a cabaret and initiatives to improve accessibility to concerts.


Other supported tours include: Screenings of Australian hip hop documentary Burn Gently, accompanied by live interviews and panel discussions and DanceBourne Arts’ Pointe, Line and Surface will bring the history of ballet to Drysdale and Wonthaggi.


For more details on the supported tours, visit creative.vic.gov.au/news