Youth Touring

Youth Touring

Performances, workshops and artists in residence for Queensland schools by Queensland artists


This website is designed to help to schools connect with artists and arts organisations offering curriculum-enhancing activities in their area…

Arts companies and artists will contact schools directly to advise when they are touring in their local area in 2020 and beyond. Bookings need to be made directly with the artists, organisations or venues using the weblinks to their individual websites and following the instructions there.

Artists and arts organisations advertise on this website free of charge and the activities offered have not been quality-assessed. Schools will need to use their own judgement in determining which activity meets their needs in term of quality, curriculum-relevance, and child safety.


Browse performances, workshops and artists in residency programs available in 2020.


Use the map to filter for performances by term, year level, location and/or artform.
Follow the Info and Booking link in the result to connect with artists/producers.

Please be aware of the additional touring notes associated with each show to ensure it will visit your touring zone.


From December 6th 2019, the Queensland Music Festival Youth Touring program (previously Artslink/Queensland Arts Council) will no longer manage schools bookings and tours or publish an annual program.

Arts Queensland will be continuing the legacy of the Youth Touring program through a new model to support artists and theatre companies taking incursion performances and workshops to regional Queensland.

To assist schools in this transition process, the Youth Touring website will become an online portal where schools can access information about what is happening in their area. This website has been designed to help schools connect directly with artists and arts organisations and all enquiries and bookings will need to be made with the artists, organisations or venues directly.

The staff at Youth Touring and Queensland Music Festival (and Artslink/Queensland Arts Council) have been privileged to bring Arts performances to schools state-wide and we are thankful for the support of so many teachers, administrators, students and school executives over the 55+ years of the program.

The Queensland Government recognises the important role of arts in the education of every Queensland student and have introduced a new dedicated funding stream to ensure schools (particularly regional schools) have access to quality, diverse and curriculum-linked Arts experiences.

Arts companies and artists can apply directly to Arts Queensland through the Playing Queensland Fund (PQF) to tour performances and workshops in all artforms to regional schools. They will also be able to apply through PQF for funding for artists in residence projects with regional schools.

Regional and remote schools can apply through PQF for funding to support artists in residency projects. Groups of schools can also apply together to bring a touring performance to their area, or engage an artist to undertake a residency program that spans a number of schools in the same region. For advice on this, please contact Arts Queensland on or call 07 3034 4016.


Are you a Queensland-based artist, producer or presenter with high quality, curriculum-linked, arts activities for schools?

Fill out the form below to advertise your 2020 performances, workshops and or artist-residence programs to schools across Queensland. Support is available through Arts Queensland’s Playing Queensland Fund to tour performances and activities to regional Queensland schools and to deliver artists in residence projects targeted at regional school.

Fill out my online form.

Find out more about the Playing Queensland Fund.


To book any of the activities or artists shown here, click on the link on their listing to deal with them directly.
This website does not take bookings. If you need assistance registering your arts activity for schools, updating an existing listing or for any other enquires please contact us on 07 3010 6623 or

To discuss funding for schools touring or artist in residence projects please contact Arts Queensland on
or call 07 3034 4016 or toll free on 1800 175 531.