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Contemporary Music Touring Program

The Contemporary Music Touring Program provides musicians, managers, agents and music networks involved in the performance of original Australian contemporary music with funding to tour and perform around Australia.

Close date: 02 Jun 2020 12:00 AM AEST.

What do you get?

Funding of up to $30,000.

Who is this for?

Musicians, managers, agents and music networks.


The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring by Australian musicians performing original modern music. It provides travel costs for artists and their managers for tours in Australia that include shows in regional and remote areas.

Tours may consist of a range of different Australian contemporary music styles. They must include performances in at least three venues outside of the performer's hometown and also at least one performance in a non-metropolitan area.

Funding of up to $15,000 is available for artists and their managers 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.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be either a
    • touring musician performing original Australian modern music
    • performer, manager, agent or music network applying on behalf of professionals working in the Australian music industry
  • not have received a grant, or administered a grant, from the Australia Council in the past where the grant hasn't been satisfactorily acquitted
  • not owe money to the Australia Council

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Contemporary Music Touring Program.