Artists on Tour profiles Northern Territory independent artists and facilitates their delivery of workshops within remote and regional communities.
Artists on Tour delivered 145 workshop sessions across 25 venues and engaged 1141 participants across the Northern Territory.
In 2017 the Artists on Tour program grew significantly in its delivery of specialised arts workshops. In 2017 the program had a number of new faces as well as returning artists and included Mel Kerl, Aaron Lim, Kamahi Djordon King, Bryn Wackett, Linda Joy, Gail Evans, Jon Clarke and Sarah Hope. A wide range of tailored workshops were offered in theatre, painting, printmaking, circus, cabaret, hip hop and dance to both young and elderly people. The transition into the second year of the program saw artists engaging for longer periods in remote communities. The range and scope of activity was diverse with the program travelling to communities in Arnhem Land, Top End, Barkly and Central Desert regions. Due to an increasing demand on the program new relationships were formed with artists who generously supported and enriched the program. Thanks to Madeleine Krenek, Frankie Snowdon, Fipe Keanu, Wakara Gondarra and Caleena Sansbury of Djuki Mala, Jess Ong and Jinu Mathew who collaborated on workshops throughout the year.
In its inaugural year, Artists on Tour delivered 72 workshop sessions across 26 venues and engaged 715 participants across the Northern Territory.
In 2016 Artists on Tour connected six leading NT arts practitioners with communities across the Northern Territory between August and December. The program was lucky enough to have the following workshop facilitators, Mel Kerl, Aaron Lim, Kamahi Djordon King, Tracey Bunn, Gail Evans and Mary Anne Butler. Workshops were offered in song writing, theatre, dance, hip hop, visual arts, cabaret and writing. The range and scope of the program was diverse from one off to intensive week long workshops.