Welcome: About Us


The Performing Arts Touring Alliance (PATA) is Australia’s peak body for the national performing arts touring sector. It is a cohesive and objective voice for key stakeholders and government, providing quality and informed strategic advice and policy.


The Performing Arts Touring Alliance (PATA) has emerged through the cooperation of a number of key stakeholders in the touring sector. In April 2009, a governing council was established consisting of three representatives from each of the identified touring sub-sectors (producers, presenters, tour coordinators) as well as an observer from each of these groups. An independent Chair was appointed and the project is managed by an Executive Officer.

The Australia Council for the Arts has provided seed funding to activate the prioritised goals of PATA's strategic plan.


PATA is supported by the Australian Government through the
Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.