Aotearoa Touring Programme Tier 3 Now Open

December 18th 2020
One of the initiatives in the Government’s New Zealand Music Recovery Fund, the Aotearoa Touring Programme is part of the Manatū Taonga Ministry of Culture & Heritage led Arts & Culture COVID Recovery Programme, which is focused on the recovery, regeneration and revitalisation of the cultural sector.

One of the initiatives in the Government’s New Zealand Music Recovery Fund, the Aotearoa Touring Programme is part of the Manatū Taonga Ministry of Culture & Heritage led Arts & Culture COVID Recovery Programme, which is focused on the recovery, regeneration and revitalisation of the cultural sector.

To download the Aotearoa Touring Programme Overview PDF, including the information below and details about the Tiers and Eligible Costs, please click here.

For more information, including an FAQ, Grant Application Guidance, Sample Application Form and ‘How To’ Touring Resources, click here.

 

There are three Tiers in the Aotearoa Touring Programme – Tier 1 and Tier 2 are open now until June 2022. Tier 3 is for significant large-scale New Zealand music events (i.e. 8,000+ capacities) and will be fully dispersed by 30 June 2021.

 

Click here for information about Tier 1 and Tier 2 grants.

Click here for information about Tier 3 – Significant Production Fund – grants.

The Aotearoa Touring Programme is a matched investment programme (i.e. the Programme will match your investment), so applicants can apply for 50% of the eligible costs for undertaking national tours across all Tiers. The different Tiers have a maximum limit for each grant. A national tour will include at least three dates outside of the artist’s home town.

The closing dates for Aotearoa Touring Programme applications in 2021 are at 5:00pm on:

Wednesday 27 January 2021 – Round Closes for Tiers 1, 2 & 3

Wednesday 24 March 2021 – Round Closes for Tiers 1, 2 & 3

Wednesday 19 May 2021 – Round Closes for Tiers 1 & 2

Wednesday 21 July 2021 – Round Closes for Tiers 1 & 2

Wednesday 22 September 2021 – Round Closes for Tiers 1 & 2

Wednesday 24 November 2021 – Round Closes for Tiers 1 & 2

Click here to download the closing date information (including result timeline) for 2021.

Tours and shows which are announced and sold out are not eligible to apply.

An artist can receive two grants in a twelve-month period – and a maximum of three grants between now and 30 June 2022. There is no restriction on how often you can put in an application.

Applications can be from any entity that represents the artist – including managers, promoters, booking agents and the artists themselves.

Prospective applicants need to contact the Music Commission for access to the online application portal. When you get in touch with the office, you should know when your proposed tour would be taking place, where in the country you intend on playing, why you want to play in these towns (previously successful shows, good airplay on local radio, interest from the area etc), and approximately how much you intend to apply for. The application process will require you to have a full budget and business plan that will show how this investment will contribute to growing the artist’s business and career.

If you are the successful recipient of a grant and your touring plans are postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 Alert Level shifts, the Music Commission intends to honour the funding agreement for fixed costs incurred that cannot be moved to later date. In this scenario, each applicant will be dealt with on a case by case basis, as there are many variables that will make each artist’s tour situation unique.

The Music Commission will review the settings for the Tiers (i.e. volume / frequency) in February 2021, which will also take into account any environment changes due to Alert Level movements.


To download the Aotearoa Touring Programme Overview PDF, including the information above and details about the Tiers and Eligible Costs, please click here.


For more information about Tier 1 and Tier 2, including an FAQ, Sample Application Form and ‘How To’ Touring Resources, click here.

 

For information about Tier 3 – Significant Production Fund – grants click here.

 

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