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
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 next funding round opens in early 2022.
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

NCITO program documentation, including program guidelines and acknowledgement requirements is available on the Australian Government's GrantConnect website. The next funding round opens in early 2022.