Playing Queensland Fund

The Playing Queensland Fund provides funding for tour-ready artists and performing arts organisations to help them with the costs of touring regional Queensland.


What do you get?

Funding of up to $250,000.

Who is this for?

Tour-ready artists and performing arts organisations.


The Playing Queensland Fund supports the delivery of performing and visual arts projects that are ready to tour and have a strong public demand in regional Queensland communities.

There are 4 funding streams available:

  • Performing Arts Touring - Individuals and Small-to-Medium Sector
  • Performing Arts Touring - Major performing Arts Organisations
  • Visual Arts Touring
  • Arts and Education

Funding is only available for for net touring costs, including but not limited to:

  • accommodation
  • artists fees
  • travel
  • transport costs
  • freight and associated costs
  • exhibition installation and dismantling costs
  • vehicle and equipment hire

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be based in Queensland
  • demonstrate that the touring product is from Queensland
  • over 18 years of age, or have a legal guardian co-sign
  • satisfy the reporting requirements of any previous Arts Queensland funding
  • demonstrate how this tour differs from what your organisation is currently funded to deliver (only relevant for organisations receiving Arts Queensland investment)
  • include at least 2 regional Queensland communities in the proposal
  • hold current public liability insurance that meets the requirements of the tour an its venues (minimum $10 million)

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Arts Queensland.