An Introduction for Producers & Artists
National Touring Selector is a networking database tool for the performing arts touring industry, mainly in Australia and New Zealand. If you are an individual artist or producing company that creates or manages performing arts productions and want to establish relationships with Presenters in the hope of building sufficient interest to support commissioning or touring a project, you should register as a Producer.
National Touring Selector producers can register an account that gives them access to the NTS database, set up a company profile to describe their producing activity, ethos and list their project details/productions at any stage of its life-cycle, from ‘The Idea’ through to ‘Tour-Ready’. These will then be available to venue programmers or potential commissioners to view at various Markets held within the site or on the website in general.
It is FREE for Producers to upload their company profile and all of their production(s) details into the database, however there is a cost to enter that project into a Market (Round).
- Step 1 Register a user account
Once we receive your application we will check it through and make sure the basic information is in order and that you have applied in the relevant category. Your account will then be activated and you will receive an email confirming this. This should take less than 2 days. Once your account is active, you can login and begin to build your profile via the Members Dashboard.
- Step 2 - Create a Producer profile
This gives an overview of your company and describes the type of work you create. Once you have set up your profile you can add other registered users who will be able to edit and manage your National Touring Selector content and who will also receive news and other information.
- Step 3 – Create a Production Profile
You can then create a Production Profile for as many productions as you have in repertoire or available to tour. These listings contain a great deal of information about the productions and cover technical needs, marketing, images & video, personnel and costs. The production may have had a season previously or may still be in the planning stages.
- Step 4 - Enter your production(s) into a Market
Markets give producers the opportunity to offer up their latest works for touring and presenters an opportunity to view and select online productions that they wish to include in their future programs.
Once you are registered, you can access information about presenters and venues all around Australia, New Zealand (and soon the world) seeing how they program and the details of the venues they manage. You will also receive updates of touring industry events and have the option of entering productions in Markets leading to the development of state or national tours.
You also have the option of linking your production listing to a Tour Coordinator who can check your profiles and listings and help you get the most out of the various rounds. They may also work with you to develop and coordinate a tour if you receive good presenter interest.
The Members section of the site is your National Touring Selector Dashboard. Use Members to manage and update your profile and listings and to track your participation in selection rounds.
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