arTour is the peak tour coordination body in Queensland and is an initiative borne out of the Queensland Government’s 'Coming to a Place Near You Touring Strategy' (2009-2014), providing touring services nationally and state-wide. arTour also houses a dedicated Queensland Blue Heeler coordinating touring projects throughout the national touring network and supporting Queensland producers to engage in the national touring discussion.
arTour has a commitment to provide regional and remote Queensland communities with performances, residencies and workshops of the highest quality, suited to audiences and participants of all ages, tastes and interests. Companies and artists from Queensland and interstate are encouraged to apply to arTour for touring subsidy. Work across all the live performing arts areas including but not limited to drama, physical theatre, circus, dance, opera, puppetry, comedy, all styles of music, children’s theatre, cabaret, live literature and storytelling will be supported by the Queensland Touring Fund.