If your band savings or personal finances aren’t enough for a regional tour you could look at applying for a grant. There is some more information on basic grants and funding FAQ here, but specific regional touring grants below.
Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund
The Regional Performing Arts Touring program supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring costs associated with a national tour. There is no limit on the amount that can be requested.
Contemporary Music Touring Program
The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It 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. Up to an additional $15,000 can be requested for tours that meet the conditions for remote and very remote touring.
Music Works Major Funding
The Music Works Grants program invests in the development and support of Victoria's contemporary music artists and music industries. It provides support for projects and programs that will develop and bring dynamism to Victoria's contemporary music sector, increase employment and build cultural capital.The program is open to new ideas, new modes of practice and new approaches to the delivery of contemporary music that will build on Victoria's position as a world famous live music capital and Australia's contemporary music hub.
Regional Development & Touring
The Regional Development program provides Victorian regional communities with access to a wide variety of quality arts experiences. It supports Victoria's network of regional art galleries and performing arts centres, as well as professional touring activity across the State.
Regional Arts Fund
The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government program that supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. The program is managed by Regional Arts Australia and organisations in each state and territory.
Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund
The Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund (RJIF) is the Victorian Government’s overarching regional development package. It invests in growing jobs, building infrastructure and strengthening communities in regional Victoria.