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.

How it works

Who can apply
National collecting institutions can apply for funds for the development and touring of their collections both nationally and internationally.
When to apply
National collecting institutions are invited to apply for funding from 1 March to 6 April this year for projects starting in the following financial year.
Funding available
Funding of $1 million is available each year.

Program Information

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About The Program

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

To find out more information about the program, read the guidelines available on the Australian Government’s GrantConnect website at and apply by using the 'apply now' button below when the round is open.

Funding applications

Started March 01, 2018 00:00 AEDT
Ended April 06, 2018 17:00 AEST
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