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
The next funding round opens in March 2020, for projects to commence from 1 July 2020.
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

Funding applications

Starts March 04, 2020 09:00 AEDT
Ends April 17, 2020 17:00 AEST
Days Remaining 44 of 44