The National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach program aims to bring Australian and overseas cultural material to all Australians through national tours, and help tour Australian works overseas.
Who can apply
Eligible national collecting institutions can apply for funds for the development and touring of their collections both nationally and internationally.
When to apply
Eligible national collecting institutions are invited to apply for funding in late January/early February each year for projects commencing from 1 July in the same year. The 2023–24 funding round is now closed and will reopen in late January/early February 2024.
Funding of $1 million is available each year.
About the program
Funding application period: The 2023–24 funding round is now closed.
The National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach (NCITO) Program aims to increase touring by Australian national collecting institutions so that Australian and overseas cultural material is accessible to all Australians, especially regional communities. It also aims to promote international awareness of Australia's cultural heritage through overseas tours.
The national collecting institutions that can apply for funding are:
- Australian National Maritime Museum
- Bundanon Trust
- Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
- National Archives of Australia
- National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
- National Gallery of Australia
- National Library of Australia
- National Museum of Australia
- National Portrait Gallery of Australia.
How to apply
The 2023–24 funding round is now closed. Applications will reopen in late January/early February 2024.
Who we've funded
Successful funding recipients from earlier rounds are as follows:
- Funding round 15—2023–24
- Funding round 14—2022–23
- Funding round 13—2021–22
- Funding round 12—2020–21
- Funding round 11—2019–20
- Funding round 10—2018–19
- Funding round 9—2017–18
- Funding round 8—2016–17
- Funding round 7—2015–16
- Funding round 6—2014–15
- Funding round 5—2013–14
- Funding round 4—2012–13
- Funding round 3—2011–12
- Funding round 2—2010–11
- Funding round 1—2009–10