New funding for Australian music touring

As part of the Australian Music Industry Package announced earlier this year, the Federal government committed an additional $2 million over four years to the Contemporary Music Touring Program.

This investment has enabled the Australia Council to broaden the scope of the program to provide new opportunities for contemporary musicians including: 

  • Increases in funding caps for tours with a regional component (up to $25,000) and up to $50,000 for tours which include at least 75% remote or very remote locations.
  • New funding of up to $15,000 now available for metropolitan-only tours, which will create more opportunities for contemporary musicians to tour interstate and for regionally based artists to tour to capital cities.

There will now be three funding rounds per year – in February, June and October. The next closing date is 4 February 2020.

For more information, visit the website.

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