Epic drummer Jordan McDonald

Contemporary Music Touring Program
Australia Council for the Arts

Posted: 12 June 2022 by Collision of Awesome
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Cherie Abdy

The Contemporary Music Touring Program supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians ready to wow audiences across Australia in 2023.

Who can apply?

Individuals or organisations may apply to tour live music performances within Australia. Touring musicians must be performing original Australian contemporary music. Funding can be provided to performers, managers, agents, and music networks on behalf of professionals working in the Australian music industry. Applications must contain one tour only.

What can you apply for?

Under the Contemporary Music Touring Program, performances of original Australian contemporary music can include a wide range of different musical styles.

The tour must comprise of performances in at least three venues or locations outside of the performer’s hometown. Tours that include regional and remote destinations, or which assist performers residing in regional and remote areas to tour, are a priority for funding.

  1. If your itinerary contains only metropolitan performances, you may request up to $15,000.
  2. If your itinerary contains at least one regional or remote performance, you may request up to $25,000.
  3. If 75% of your itinerary is to remote and/or very remote locations, you may request up to $50,000.
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Our team of grant writing specialists have a successful track record in assisting promoters, music festivals, and performers gain funding as part of Australia's live music recovery through Programs such as RISE.

Why not enlist a specialist grants consultant to give your project the best chance of funding success? 

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