AOTEAROA TOURING PROGRAMME - GRANT TIERS


There will be three Tiers in the Aotearoa Touring Programme – Tier 1 and Tier 2 are open now.

Tier 3 is for significant large-scale New Zealand music events (i.e. 8,000+ capacities) and will launch later in 2020, once the environment and challenges for these large-scale events is more certain.


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:

This Fund will open later in 2020 and is for significant scale events featuring original New Zealand artists. The Tier 3 Fund is a total of $1 million dollars to be invested between now and the middle of next year, June 2021.