14 December 2015
Don Quixote, the Australian Ballet
Don Quixote, the Australian Ballet

The Australian Government has announced funding of more than $1.3 million to support six performing arts projects and 12 contemporary music acts to tour their latest work to regional and remote Australia in 2016.

Minister for the Arts Mitch Fifield said tours have been supported through the Playing Australia and Contemporary Music Touring programs administered through the Australia Council.

"This latest round of funding will support 257 arts performances in 108 destinations across Australia in all states and territories, 12 contemporary music tours to 157 destinations across all states and territories, including jazz, country, soul, indie and contemporary art music" Minister Fifield said.

Playing Australia supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia and Contemporary Music Touring Program funds national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music, providing support for performances in regional and remote areas.

More information about Playing Australia and the Contemporary Music Touring Program can be found at www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/new-grants-model/.

Read the full Contemporary music and performing arts to reach regional and remote communities in 2016 media release.