Aotearoa Touring Programme, March 2023 Round Open!

February 9th 2023
The March 2023 round of the Aotearoa Touring Programme is now open and closes on Wednesday 8th March @ 5.00pm.

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 the two Tiers. The different Tiers have a maximum limit for each grant.  A national tour will include at least three dates.



Prospective applicants must be performing 100% original (or close to) New Zealand Music and will need to contact the Music Commission for access to the online application portal.  When getting in get in touch, please send through the proposed tour dates, towns & cities, venues, 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.


For information about the Programme can be found here


March round 

Wednesday 8 March                  Applications close at 5.00pm                  

Thursday 20 April                      ATP results communicated to applicants.


May round

Wednesday 10 May                   Applications close at 5.00pm                  

Thursday 15 June                     ATP results communicated to applicants.

For further information and advice about the Aotearoa Touring Programme please contact Emily Crowther at

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