Latest Aotearoa Touring Programme Recipients
The Aotearoa Touring Programme invests in approved domestic touring costs, to enable more NZ artists to grow sustainable careers and increase the access to live music for NZ audiences. The Aotearoa Touring Programme is a contestable fund intended to reinvigorate the live music sector and assist in the recovery from the effects of COVID-19 in the domestic touring market.
As 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.
The Programme is run by the NZ Music Commission to grow the potential for original New Zealand artists touring across Aotearoa and enable more New Zealanders to experience live, local music. It 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 Tiers 1 and 2. The different Tiers have a maximum limit for each grant.
Applications for this round closed on Wednesday 24 March 2021.
grants were confirmed this round:
Theia x Vayne for a 5 date North Island tour in support of bilingual waiata ‘Creep’.
Jed Parsons for a 19 date tour in support of new album ‘Brunch’.
LOU’ANA for a 7 date tour to promote new single release.
Harper Finn & L.A Woman for a 4 date co-healine tour showcasing two up and coming indie-pop acts.
CHAII for a 4 date tour in support of new single.
Kane Strang for a 8 date tour to promote the release of album ‘Happy To Perform’.
KITA for an 8 date tour in support of debut album.
Jeremy Redmore for a 7 date tour in support of the release of new abum ‘The Brightest Flame’.
Dan Sharp for an 18 date tour in support of new EP, ‘Water Went Away’.
Georgia Lines & Laiika for a 4 date co-headline tour.
Miles Calder for 10 date tour in support of debut solo album ‘Autopilot Life’.
Dr. Reknaw for a 8 date tour in support of debut studio album ‘Rektified’.
Lousia Nicklin for an 8 date tour to promote debut self-titled album.
10:32 for a 12 date tour to promote new album ‘Aequus Anumus’.
The After for a 6 date tour in support of single ‘Clear To Me’.
Sea Mouse for a 6 date tour in support of single ‘Side B Track 1’.
Lips for a 5 date tour in support of debut album ‘I Don’t Know Why I Do Anything’.
Mini Simmons for a 6 date tour in support of new single ‘Push And Pull’.
Clap Clap Riot for a 4 date tour in support of new single.
Krispy & The Pooch for a 9 date tour in support of EP ‘Drop The Needle’.
Miss Cressida for a 4 date tour.
grants were confirmed this round:
Jordan Luck Band for a 28 date national winter tour.
TEEKS for a 6 date theatre tour in support of debut album ‘Something To Feel’.
Louis Baker for a 4 dates theatre headline tour in support of upcoming EP ‘Love Levitates’.
Kiwi Grooves – Ardijah, Annie Crummer, Herbs, Che Fu, Jamey Ferguson, Israel Starr, Beau Monga & DJ Cartel for a 6 date tour of classic kiwi music.
Garageland for a 6 date tour to celebrate 25 years since the release of ‘Last Exit To Garageland’.
Anthonie Tonnon for a 7 date tour in support of album release ‘Leave Love Out Of This’.
Lawrence Arabia for a 10 date tour performing the album ‘Chant Darling’.
Applications for the next round of Aotearoa Touring Programme close at 5:00pm on Wednesday 19 May
About the Purpose and Criteria of the Aotearoa Touring Programme
The overarching goal of the Aotearoa Touring Programme is to increase national touring activity by New Zealand musicians performing original, live New Zealand music.
The objectives of the Programme are to:
- Maximise the New Zealand live music industry’s economic recovery from COVID-19
- Create skill development opportunities in live music performance and touring to strengthen and grow the New Zealand live music industry
- Support New Zealand artists to grow viable and sustainable careers
- Promote more opportunities for audiences across New Zealand to access original, live New Zealand music.
Applications to the Aotearoa Touring Programme will be limited to:
1. Businesses or individuals that are registered in New Zealand, physically located in New Zealand, and
employing individuals who are working legally in New Zealand.
2. New Zealand artists performing original New Zealand music. For the definition of ‘New Zealander’ and
‘original New Zealand music’.
3. Tours that comprise at least three venues or locations outside of the performer’s home town.
Applicants also need to fulfil the following criteria:
· Be financially viable to the extent that they can demonstrate how they can finance at least 50% of the cost
of the touring project.
· Be able to demonstrate they have the capacity and capability (including financial, business planning and
delivery support) to undertake the touring project.
· Are not crown entities, government departments or their agencies. This includes any organisation that receives baseline funding from Creative New Zealand’s Toi Tōtara or Toi Uru Kahikatea investment programmes.
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