Apply Quickly Contemporary Music Tour Program Is Closing Soon

Posted 26 September 2019

Apply Quickly The Contemporary Music Touring Program (C.M.T.P.) Is Closing Soon

Are you an Australian artist/musician ? This program offer could be suited to you ! Applications are closing promptly so be sure to get your application in quick.

The Contemporary Music Touring Program aims to provide support to national touring activities undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. The program provides and offers travel support of up to $15,000 for artists and their manager for tours in Australia that include performances in regional and remote areas. Up to an additional $15,000 can be requested for tours that meet the conditions for remote and very remote touring.


Funding on a tour by tour basis is available to enable professional musicians (where the program caters to a wide range of different musical styles), 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. The tour must comprise of performances in at least three venues outside of the performer’s hometown and must include at least one performance in a non-metropolitan area. Tours that include a majority of regional destinations or assist performers from regional areas are a priority for funding.

Where over 75% of your itinerary is to remote and/or very remote locations, you are entitled to request additional funding of up to $15,000, to a maximum total grant request of $30,000.

If you need help with your application, contact a grants officer now.

Joint tours, where two or more independent performers are undertaking the same tour itinerary, are eligible under this program. These should be submitted as a single application. In such cases, the funding cap of $15,000 still applies (unless the tour is eligible for additional remote or very remote funding).

Artists are encouraged to consider the inclusion of additional activities which extend opportunities for community participation, such as workshops, master classes and all-age performances.

In 2019, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 5 February for projects starting after 1 May 2019.
  • Tuesday 1 October for projects starting after 1 January 2020.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately 12 weeks after the closing date.


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