The Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring program supports audience access to Australian arts and cultural material, with a particular focus on tours to regional and remote Australia.

Who can apply

Australian arts and cultural heritage organisations can apply for funding to develop and tour exhibitions to venues across Australia.

When to apply

Round 18 (February 2024) is now closed. The next funding round is expected to open in September 2024 for projects starting from 1 January 2025.

Funding available

Funding of approximately $2.7 million is available each year across two funding rounds.

    About the program

    The Visions of Australia Program provides funding to support the development and touring of quality exhibitions to regional and remote Australia by Australian arts and cultural organisations. Tours must include at least three venues outside the applicant's home state or territory and include regional and/or remote venues. Tour applications must also include venue confirmation forms from each venue, and for development applications, expressions of interest forms from each venue.

    The decision maker approves funding under the Program Guidelines based on an assessment by the Department and independent assessors.

    COVID-19 and disaster response

    The Department acknowledges the potential and continuing impacts of COVID-19, and natural disasters such as floods and bushfires on all of its programs, including the Visions of Australia program. We wish to assure our stakeholders that wherever possible, the Office for the Arts will continue to provide administrative support for your Visions funded activity and offer flexibility around tour proposals. If you have any queries or concerns please contact the Program Officer at your earliest convenience.

    Program logos and acknowledgement

    The Visions of Australia program logo is used to acknowledge Australian Government support for activities funded under Visions of Australia.

    Program Documentation

    Visions of Australia program documentation including program guidelines and frequently asked questions, is available on the GrantConnect website. After you register simply click on 'Grant Opportunity' to be directed to the appropriate page.

    To submit an application for Visions of Australia funding, please use the 'Apply now' button below.

    Contact

    The Program Officer
    Visions of Australia
    Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
    Office for the Arts
    GPO Box 594
    Canberra ACT 2601
    Phone: 1800 590 577
    Email: visions@arts.gov.au