Touring Fund

gfTF Cycle 5 / WINTER 2014

Download Request for Proposals and form here
Download Budget here

Dear globalFEST alumni artists and agents:

The Cycle 5/Winter 2014 globalFEST Touring Fund (gFTF) deadline is Feb 1, 2014 for tours taking place between Feb 1, 2014 – Jan 31, 2015.

Grant notifications will be announced in end of February 2014. 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 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 four grant cycles, the globalFEST Touring Fund awarded grants to eighteen gF alumni groups travelling to over fifty new markets.

Attached you will find a formal application and the required budget form. 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 forward us a new contact or forward this email directly to the artist.

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

Best wishes,
The globalFEST Team