In recognition that world music tours are often inhibited by high start-up costs in the US, the gFTF will award small grants to offset budget shortfalls in upcoming tours that will bring the artists to at least one new market. The gFTF is only open by application to all artists who have performed at a January Flagship Showcase/Festival from 2004-2017. gFTF will award grants in the range of $1,000 to $4,000.
To qualify, the proposed tours must include a minimum of two public performances in two different markets. This can include concerts in theaters, concert halls, performing arts centers, clubs, and/or festivals. Please note: gFTF will support travel and touring costs only. gFTF cannot fund artist fees, however artist fees should be included in the tour budget.
PLEASE NOTE: Once you begin this application you will not be able to save it and return to it, instead you must complete it in one sitting. Because of this, we ask that you prepare all materials before beginning the online application. Please visit www.globalfest.org/touringfund, and download the gFTF Application Information Packet which contains all requested materials and important instructions.
Questions? Contact Isabel Soffer at firstname.lastname@example.org