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Playing Queensland Fund

The Playing Queensland Fund provides funding for tour-ready artists and performing arts organisations to help them with the costs of touring regional Queensland.

What do you get?

Up to $250,000.

Who is this for?

Tour-ready artists and performing arts organisations.


The Playing Queensland Fund supports the delivery of performing and visual arts projects that are ready to tour and have a strong public demand in regional Queensland communities.

There are three funding streams available:

  • Performing Arts Touring - Individuals and Small-to-Medium Sector
  • Performing Arts Touring - Major performing Arts Organisations (MPAOs)
  • Visual Arts Touring

Funding is only available for for net touring costs, including:

  • accommodation
  • artists fees
  • travel
  • transport costs
  • freight and associated costs
  • exhibition installation and dismantling costs
  • vehicle and equipment hire

MPAOs may apply for up to 35% of their tour's total income and up to a maximum of $250,000 per financial year.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • over 18 years of age, or have a legal guardian co-sign
  • satisfy the reporting requirements of any previous Arts Queensland funding
  • ensure the tour begins at least 12 weeks from the date Arts Queensland receives the application
  • demonstrate how this tour differs from what your organisation is currently funded to deliver (only relevant for organisations receiving Arts Queensland investment)
  • include at least two regional Queensland communities in the proposal
  • hold current public liability insurance that meets the requirements of the tour an its venues (minimum $10 million)

Find out more about the eligibility criteria at Arts Queensland.

How do you apply?

Find out more about how to apply at Arts Queensland.