Funding for regional performing arts

Funding body:

Australia Council for the Arts

Funding program:

Playing Australia Project Investment

Closing date:



  • Industry / private enterprise
  • Community groups
  • NFP organisations

Playing Australia Project Investment supports performing arts tours to reach regional and remote communities across Australia.

The program supports net touring costs and other designated costs associated with tours. There is no limit on the amount that can be requested.

Applicants should note there have recently been some changes which may alter your approach for applying for Playing Australia.


Key Dates: 

The next round closing dates are:

  • Tuesday 1 March 2022, 3pm AEDT for projects starting after 1 June 2022.
  • Tuesday 7 June 2022, 3pm AEST for projects starting after 1 September 2022.
  • Tuesday 11 October 2022, 3pm AEDT for projects starting after 1 January 2023.

Applications open in late 2021.