Arts North West ON TOUR’s Pocket Productions is a new initiative by Arts North West to offer the smaller communities in our region affordable and professional theatre and musical productions in venues such as community or school hall, school of art building or an undercover showground area. Pocket Productions is a networked approach and will be based on the successful Arts North West ON TOUR model.
Now in its fifth year, Arts North West ON TOUR is an established network of community, council, and privately managed venues/presenters. Each network member pays an annual service fee for specialised tour management. This service fee includes the negotiation of a minimum of 2 professional performing arts tours per year; itinerary programming; administration; marketing and audience development, and the coordination of regional network meetings. Currently there are 8-10 network members in the New England North West. More information can be found at http://www.artsnw.com.au/anw-on-tour
Projects Officer, Nicci Parry-Jones explains, “We have been getting such good feedback about audience satisfaction from the high quality performing arts touring our regional theatres got us thinking that it would be wonderful if the smaller and sometimes more remote communities had the same opportunity.”
Pocket Productions will inherit aspects of Arts North West ON TOUR and will provide a package that includes: a nominal annual rate, venue sourcing and managing the tour itinerary of one suitable touring production, assistance to each venue to ensure the production is well promoted, liaison between production company and venue staff, advice on presentation, ticketing and promotion.