AOTEAROA TOURING PROGRAMME - GRANT TIERS


There are three Tiers in the Aotearoa Touring Programme.


Tier 1 Fund:

This Fund will enable New Zealand artists who perform original music in lower capacity venues (i.e. up to 600 capacity) to apply for a 50% contribution towards approved eligible costs for undertaking a domestic tour.
Preference will be given to tours that include shows outside of the main centres, shows for all ages audiences, and shows accessible to communities that may not usually get to experience live, local music. It is anticipated that applications will include provision for payment of venue hire fees and advertising spends on local media outlets to market the shows.
The Tier 1 Fund is a total of $1 million and will provide at least 100 grants for a maximum of $10,000 each between now and June 2022.



Tier 2 Fund:

This Fund will enable New Zealand artists who perform original music where their tours include higher capacity venues (i.e. over 600 capacity) to apply for a 50% contribution towards approved eligible costs for undertaking a domestic tour.
Tier 2 will require artists to have a proven track record of successful touring in New Zealand and/or a significant audience base.
Preference will be given to tours that include shows outside of the main centres, shows for all ages audiences, and shows accessible to communities that may not usually get to experience live, local music. It is anticipated that applications will include provision for payment of venue hire fees and advertising spends on local media outlets to market the shows.
The Tier 2 Fund is a total of $2 million and will provide at least 40 grants for a maximum of $50,000 each between now and June 2022.



Tier 3 Fund:

The Tier 3 Fund is specifically for the production costs of significant large-scale New Zealand music events and tours. It is only for tours and events that have exclusively New Zealand music performances, at venues that are over 2,000 capacity per show, or have combined capacities in excess of 8,000 for tours. For one-off events, the capacity must be in excess of 4,000. The grants sought should be relative to the scale of the show/s.

The Tier 3 Fund will require artists to have a proven track record of successful touring in New Zealand and/or a significant audience base. Preference will be given to tours and/or events that include shows outside of the main centres, shows for all age’s audiences, and shows accessible to communities that may not usually get to experience live, local music.

The Tier 3 Fund is a total of $1 million and will provide at least 10 grants for a maximum of $100,000 each between now and June 2021.