Touring Fund

gFTF Cycle 6: Summer 2015 – Spring 2016

globalFEST (gF) is thrilled to announce the artists selected for the Cycle 6: Summer 2015 – Spring, 2016 globalFEST Touring Fund (gFTF):

Selected artists are bringing their music to over 30 cities around the US from the far reaches of small towns in Alaska to Butte, Montana and back to NYC!  gF is proud to be proud to be providing tour support for these outstanding artists and globalFEST alumni.

gFTF Cycle 6 Artists

gF will begin accepting applications for the next cycle of the gFTF in September 2015 for tour dates that will take place February 1st, 2016 – January 1st, 2017.  For questions, please contact Nicole Merritt at

About gF’s Touring Fund

The gFTF was created in September 2011 with the generous support of The Ford Foundation. It is designed to provide continued support to globalFEST alumni artists by offering grants to perform in new markets (cities) and to develop new audiences in the United States, without regard to the region or size of market.

In keeping with globalFEST’s mission, this fund will award grants ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 to help support the presence of international music in diverse communities in the United States. In its first five grant cycles, the globalFEST Touring Fund awarded grants to eighteen gF alumni groups traveling to over fifty new markets.

To view an example of the formal application and the required budget form, download the examples from the links below.

Download Request for Proposals and form here
Download Budget Template (Excel) Here

globalFEST would like to thank the Ford Foundation for their generous support which allows us to make the gFTF possible.

globalFEST Touring Fund