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What We Do

The Alternative Archive opening at Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, 2022. Photograph by William Upchurch.

About our Touring Exhibition Program

We aim to present a program of exhibitions that reflects the diversity and complexity of Western Australia’s cultures, places, and people, offering a minimum of six exhibitions or projects for tour at any one time. Each ART ON THE MOVE exhibition tours for up to 24 months.

We build this program from a combination of internally developed projects, organisational partnerships and exhibitions selected through a public Expression of Interest process opened every two years. Applications submitted to our EOI program are assessed by an expert panel including ART ON THE MOVE staff and industry peers. From this process we may also identify projects for Creative Development or for other opportunities outside of the Touring Program.

As Tour Managers, ART ON THE MOVE pays artist, curator or licencing fees; produces condition reports, installation manuals and interpretation materials including a catalogue and didactic labels; provides marketing and communication resources and support, and works with artists or curators to produce a Learning and Engagement program that complements the exhibition. We manage the tour itinerary, all freight, logistics and venue agreements.

Receiving venues pay a one-off loan fee to receive an exhibition. Standard loan fees are $4,500 for non-members and $4,000 for members, but loan fees may vary depending on the scale and complexity of the exhibition. The average in-kind value of an ART ON THE MOVE touring exhibition to a receiving venue per booking is approximately $15,000.

For artists, touring an exhibition with ART ON THE MOVE can: increase the reach and profile of your practice, introduce you to new places and people, diversify your income as an artist, offer opportunities for collaboration and professional development – and more!

For venues, receiving an ART ON THE MOVE exhibition can: streamline and relieve internal processes and workloads; introduce your audiences to new artists, mediums or ideas; introduce new audiences to your organisation, augment and support your existing programs, resources and professional development- and more!

Outside of our touring program we can also offer project management and other assistance and advice to artists, curators or organisations interested in developing an exhibition or project for tour.

Subscribe to our e-news to learn more about opportunities to tour with ART ON THE MOVE, or submit an enquiry via the website.

Image credit: Gallery activity Weaving Waters by Amy Perejuan-Capone at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, 2022. Image courtesy Bunbury Regional Art Gallery.

About our Learning and Engagement Program

At ART ON THE MOVE we offer our community and Western Australians creative ways to engage with art, fostering deep connections and encouraging new ways of looking at the world and participating in contemporary cultural and artistic communities.

We work with a diverse group of artists across our programs and develop activities in partnership with creative organisations across industries to build and share knowledge, and to develop and grow a wide variety of audiences for the arts in Western Australia. 

Inspired by the artists we tour, and inviting the widest range of participants, we work to offer a range of inclusive events and activities that reflect the diversity of the communities we live in and art forms that exist- with the aim of sharing and shaping the possibilities for positive impact creativity can have in our lives in a rapidly changing world.

Our programmes include large scale events, workshops, artist talks, tours, longer term artist residencies and projects as well as online activities and resources. Our learning programmes are for everyone. They take place in the galleries, in the community and online. 


Touring Exhibition Program
Learning and Engagement Program

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about what we offer, please contact one of our Learning and Engagement team members.