Contemporary Music Touring Program

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

What you get?

Funding of between $5,000 and $50,000.

Who is this for?

Organisations, musicians, managers, agents and music networks.


Tours may consist of a range of different Australian contemporary music styles. They must include performances in at least 3 venues outside the performer's hometown.

Tours that include regional and remote destinations, or which assist performers residing in regional and remote areas to tour, are a priority for funding.

Available funding includes:

  • up to $15,000 if the itinerary contains metropolitan performances only
  • up to $25,000 if the itinerary contains at least one regional or remote performance
  • up to $50,000 if 75% of the itinerary is to remote and/or very remote locations.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be either a:
    • touring musician performing original Australian modern music, or
    • 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.