Contemporary Music Touring Program

The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It provides 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. 

Who can apply

Funding on a tour by tour basis is available to enable professional musicians 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.?

Who can’t apply

You can’t apply for a grant if:

  • you received a grant, or administered a grant, from the Australia Council in the past and that grant has not been satisfactorily acquitted
  • you owe money to the Australia Council.

Closing dates

The Australia Council offers two grant rounds each year for the Contemporary Music Touring Program.

In 2018, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 6 February for projects starting after 1 May 2018
  • Tuesday 2 October for projects starting 1 January 2019

Visit the Australia Council website for more info

Published: 09 Jan 2018 by QMusic Newsdesk