The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music and is welcoming applications until Tuesday 1 October for projects starting after 1 January 2020.
The program 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, with the option of requestions an additional $15,000 for tours that meet the conditions for remote and very remote touring.
Sounds great, right? But 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 and 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, and good news for the region is that tours that include a majority of regional destinations or assist performers from regional areas are a priority for funding.
You can apply for funding here.