International Touring and Presentation Fund (ITPF)

Creative Australia has provided funding to support international touring, showcasing and presentation opportunities for Australian artists and creative workers.

The program supports in-person, online or a combination of in-person and online (hybrid) tours, showcases and presentations. Individuals, groups, and organisations (including small businesses) may apply to this category. International organisations that are presenting Australian artists or creative workers are also eligible to apply.

Applicants can propose a single event, presentation or showcase or a program of activity in multiple locations, with all forms of artistic expression welcomed for assessment by the department, including (but not limited to) musical performance, theatre, painting, sculpture, etc.

Eligibility Overview

Applicants can propose a single event, presentation or showcase or a program of activity in multiple locations. The activities you apply for must be fully confirmed and only one application can be made per closing date.

Applications must meet at least one International Engagement Strategy 2021–2025 priorities:

  • rethink and expand the concept of mobility through testing dynamic engagement models that include digital, hybrid and in-person connection.
  • leverage technologies and digital platforms for creation, distribution, networking, and increasing discoverability of Australian work.
  • activate borderless thinking to build reciprocal and multilateral partnerships across regions and industries, and leverage co-investment.
  • strengthen First Nations exchange that is First Nations-led and self-determined.
  • amplify Asia Pacific engagement, and the perspectives of the Asia Pacific diaspora in Australia.
  • diversify income and revenue streams to foster sustainable careers and business models by increasing access to markets, information and networks and showcase Australian work to global audiences and influencers.
  • foster risk-taking, experimentation and innovation in creation, distribution, connection and profile-building.
  • centre equity and access and reflect Australia’s diversity.
  • embed sustainability through research and investment in best-practice models and frameworks to minimise the sector’s carbon footprint.

All applications involving First Nations artists, communities or subject matter must adhere to the protocols for using First Nations Cultural and Intellectual Property in the Arts.


Key Dates

Applications open: Tuesday 27 February 2024, for projects starting after Monday 1 July 2024

Applications close: Tuesday 9 April 2024 at 3pm AEDT.


Funding Overview

Funding amounts are available between $5,000 to $80,000.


Assessment Criteria

Industry advisors will assess applications against three selection criteria:

  • whether your activity is feasible.
  • the impact of your activity.
  • how your activity meets one or more of the strategic priorities identified above.


Application Process

To apply for the grant, applicants must be registered in the Creative Australia application management system a minimum of two business days prior to the closing date. Registrations take up to two business days to process. You will be notified of the outcome of your application approximately 12 weeks after the closing date.


Further Information and Support

For comprehensive details, eligibility requisites, and guidance on the grant application process, we invite prospective applicants to get in touch with our experienced Gild R&D Incentives & Grants team.