Touring Contemporary Music

Up to $15,000 is available from Touring Contemporary Music for musicians and music agents to cover the costs of touring nationally or abroad.

Touring Contemporary Music

Touring Contemporary Music

Touring grants support South Australian artists to tour in regional SA, interstate or internationally and build audiences and/or professional networks.

For the purposes of this grant, a tour is defined as three or more confirmed performances in recognised music and/or house concert venues.



For tours of regional SA and nationally, you can apply for up to $10,000 towards eligible expenses. For international touring, you can apply for up to 50% of total eligible expenses, capped at $15,000.

While you may request up to $10,000 for regional and national touring and up to $15,000 for international touring in this category, you are encouraged to discuss your budget with the relevant Arts South Australia project officer, and look at past grant recipients as a guide.


Eligible Projects

Eligible expenses include:

  • advertising
  • professional fees for publicity services, tour managers, contract musicians, technicians, travel, visas, accommodation and freight.

Applications for touring must have at least three confirmed shows in recognised music venues at the point of submitting an application. The assessment panel will accept an updated touring itinerary via email before funding decisions are made, and this should be discussed with the relevant Arts South Australia project officer.

All applicants requesting support towards international touring must be able to demonstrate approved relevant visa status.


Eligible Applicants

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a South Australia-based musician or music industry representative
  • be creating and working with original South Australian music.
  • have three or more confirmed performances in well-known music or concert venues.

Applications will be assessed by the Contemporary Music peer assessment panel according to the following criteria:

  • Artistic quality and merit
  • Good planning and effective use of resources with realistic outcomes
  • Demonstrated outcomes that will develop the professional career of the artist/s involved
  • The contribution that the ‘project’ makes to a progressive music sector in South Australia
  • Opportunities for audience development.



Applications close 6 August 2018.


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