Before you start our application:
- Gather your articles, reviews, copy, images, video, marketing materials, tech plans etc. (link to RAV marketing template).
- Have you carefully considered how regional touring sits in your artistic and business plans?
Think about your goals and strategy
- Do you want to pitch a remounted production ready to tour, a production in development, an idea or concept seeking partners for further development, discuss your practice, discuss an opportunity for co-productions etc.?
- Can you summarise clearly what outcome you need in terms of financial contributions, numbers of touring venues / locations, the ways in which partners can participate etc.?
Touring is about places and the people who live there
- What makes your proposal innovative, important, and appealing to regional audiences and communities?
- Have you considered who in particular will love your project and researched the communities where these people live?
- Consider carefully what you hope to achieve via Showcase. Is it a number of venues to host your show on a tour, a co-production relationship or something else entirely?
- How do you plan to use showcase to achieve these goals?
- What kinds of venues / Locations / partnership are best suited to supporting this project – think big and outside the square!
What material should you supply to support your proposal?
- How will you demonstrate the artistic merit of your proposal?
- You will need to provide links to video footage, images, websites, reviews etc. and you can use a dropbox for additional material.
- Be snappy – too much information can lead further from the essential aspects of the proposal. Think about as few as possible supporting items of a very, very high quality.
- Videos are an excellent way to quickly show the concept and quality of your show, and panel members rely on these heavily to assess your submission. Consider this a key part of your proposal and ensure its of excellent quality.
Is the proposal viable?
- Consider how exactly you would deliver the proposal. Will it meet Awards standards in terms of remuneration and working hours / conditions? Is it feasible in terms of the kinds of venues that will come to this market?
- If your proposal is about remounted show then absolutely include your budget and technical plan. While it’s not compulsory to include a technical plan you should at least have a very good idea of how long your bump in is, whether you have non-standard equipment requirements when you will create this.
- Include marketing materials or biographies of personnel as applicable.
Be concise. Expressions of Interest have a very limited word length. Your first test will be in creating a compelling proposal that sits within these limits. This will ensure that Selection Committee members understand your proposal and what you aim to achieve at Showcase.
Please note – If you plan to use pre-recorded music not specially commissioned for the show you must consider carefully your obligations to APRA AMCOS http://www.apra-amcos.com.au/