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 2024–25 funding round is now open and will close at 5pm (AEDT) on 5 April 2024.

Funding available

Funding of $1 million is available each year.

    About the program

    Funding application period: The 2024–25 funding round is now open.

    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 2024–25 funding round is now open and will close at 5pm (AEDT) on 5 April 2024. To submit an application, please click on the 'Apply Now' button below.