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2020 Musica Viva Regional Touring Opportunities

Image: 2018 Ay Pachanga in concert

Musica Viva is seeking 'expressions of interest' from musicians interested in being featured for regional touring and other performance opportunities. We facilitate the presentation of concerts and masterclasses by working with a diverse range of presenters including regional conservatoria, performing arts centres, volunteer music societies, and festivals. 

Travel to centres in regional NSW is subsidised through the support of Create NSW. We contract the artists and presenters, arrange and pay for domestic travel and accommodation, and support the presenters’ local marketing by providing poster/flyer templates and press releases.

A list of approximately 10 diverse soloists/ensembles will be selected and promoted on our website and to presenters across NSW for bookings in 2020. Ideally, artists on this list will be booked for 2-5 concerts which we generally coordinate in a single tour, however there may be instances where one-off opportunities will be offered.

We are looking to offer presenters a diverse and enticing selection of ensemble musicians and programs including chamber music, music from diverse cultural backgrounds and music-centred works which cross into other artforms. We’re interested in hearing from artists that are outstanding musicians, excellent communicators and who can offer workshops and other engagement activities in addition to concert performances. Please note that this program is currently offered to Australian residents only. 

For more information about our current featured artists and regional activities please see below:

2019 Featured Artists

Upcoming Regional Concerts


Friday 1 February              EOI submissions open

Monday 11 March              EOI submissions close

Monday 25 March              Applicants notified

Monday 8 April                   2020 Touring Artists announced


If you are interested in being considered for our 2020 featured artist list, please complete the form below by 9am, Monday 11 March 2019. All applicants will receive a response by Monday 25 March. We plan to launch the program on our website and to venues on Monday 8 April.

Please ensure that you include video recordings as part of your application. Please note that this program is currently offered to Australian residents only. 


For more information please contact:

Sam Hayward-Sweedman
National Manager, Special Projects & Regional Touring
Phone: +61 2 8394 6641 | Email: [email protected]


2020 Regional Touring - Expression of Interest