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Applications are currently closed for the globalFEST Touring Fund (gFTF)


In recognition that world music tours are often inhibited by high start-up costs in the US, the gFTF awards grants in the range of $1,000 - $4,000 to offset budget shortfalls for upcoming tours that bring gF artists to at least one new market (city). These grants provide crucial funding directly to gF artists to perform in new markets and to develop new audiences in the United States. This additional support can be critical to their ongoing success following their participation at gF.

support the globalfest touring fund

Since 2011, the Touring Fund has awarded $109,000 to 33 groups / 200+ individual artists. The program is currently on hold and seeking additional funders to make this work possible.

If your organization is interested in continuing this important work, please contact for more information.


Application Details (please review)

The application process for the gFTF is in two parts. For part one, applications must be received electronically via the online application below. All elements of the application must be submitted at one time, you cannot go back to the application once you have started. Please be prepared to have all materials with you when you begin the process (a checklist of materials can be found in the gFTF Application Information Packet below). Notification of application status will be sent via email to all applicants by mid April 2019. For part two, once an application is submitted by deadline, there will be a preliminary review at which time we may ask for clarification or further information prior to submitting it to the panel for consideration.

Application Information Packed & Sample Budget

For a complete guide on how to apply for the gFTF including a list of what materials are required, download the Application Information Packet below. All applicants should read this packet in detail before applying. If you have any trouble downloading this document, please contact

Please complete this budget and submit it in your electronic application.  For instructions on how to complete this form refer to the gFTF Application Information Packet above.