Australia Council has unveiled its latest round of Contemporary Music Touring grant recipients, including Queensland duo Busby Marou, alt-country singer-songwriter Gretta Ziller and nine other acts.
The funding totals $198,000 and will result in more than 150 gigs from June until early next year, some reaching regional and remote areas.
Busby Marou were awarded $15,000 to embark on their 14-date Tiny Towns tour in October, while Ziller’s $14,220 will assist in a huge 25-date album tour that kicks off that same month.
Celebrated Australian musician David Bridie ($11,000) will tour the country next month in support of his latest album, The Wisdom Line, with South African-born Canberra-based rapper KG ($14,960) also hitting the road in July, along with Skyscraper Stan ($6,000), Zennith ($14,700), Perth’ s Tura New Music ($30,000) and David Garnham & The Reasons To Live ($15,000), the latter of whom will oversee workshops in Alice Springs, Katherine and more during their 37-date endeavour.
Others to receive funding this round include jazz outfit Spirograph Studies ($14,900), First Nations producer Monkey Marc ($30,000) and Regional Arts Victoria ($17,567), who will use the funds to tour Kutcha Edwards around regional and remote Tasmania.
The next Contemporary Music Touring grant round will close in October. Head to the Australia Council website for more details.