Touring Fund

gFTF Cycle 6: Summer 2015 – Spring 2016

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

Dear globalFEST alumni artists & agents:

We are now accepting applications for the globalFEST Touring Fund (gFTF) for the Cycle 6: Summer 2015 – Spring 2016. This grant is for tours that will take place June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016 only. The deadline submit your application for funding is March 15th, 2015 (midnight EST). Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their proposals by April 15th, 2015.

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.

The formal application and the required budget form can be found and downloaded via the links above. Artists can apply directly or agents can apply on behalf of an artist. If you or your artist has an upcoming tour during this time period and you plan on applying for a gFTF grant, please let us know. If you are an agent and are no longer working with a gF artist, we ask that you kindly share this page with their new contact, forward a link to this page directly to the artist, or feel free to let us know and we’ll reach out to them directly.

We encourage every eligible artist to apply—the application and budget is brief and straightforward.

Should you have any questions about gFTF eligibility, procedures, budgets or any other matters please write to

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

Best wishes,
The globalFEST Team