Project Funding
Touring Green: professional performing artists

Sustainable Music Projects in Europe: To buck the trend of short-lived fast-paced music tours, this pilot project seeks to help professional performing artists develop sustainable approaches to touring and put them into practice in the form of a low-carbon concert tour. Besides sustainable travel, the idea is to promote exchange with local collaborators and make better, more intensive use of time spent in each location.

A young man standing in the mountains with a guitar strapped to his back, viewed from behind Pexels / Amine M'siouri

Conditions of Funding

German-based professional musicians, ensembles and composers

We promote sustainable low-carbon music tours within Europe by providing a lump-sum grant to cover all costs incurred on a tour, including train fare, accommodation, meals and equipment. We particularly welcome tours in Eastern and Southeast European countries.

Individual performing artist: €150/day
Groups: €150/day for one artist, €100/day for up to three other artists travelling with and actively involved in the tour

This funding is not for tours of German-speaking countries, benefit projects (fundraisers), amateur music projects, tourist travel, development aid projects, school or training-related projects, attendance at conventions, symposia or competitions.

  • Tours eligible for funding must be between 10 and 21 days’ duration.
  • Funding is for at most four persons.
  • Only tours involving no air travel are eligible for funding.
  • The focus of the tour should be on sustainability and musical exchange with local partners.
  • The applicant should be prepared to document the trip, write about the experience in a final report and take part in an assessment of this funding programme.

  • Informative project description
  • Brief description of the exact objectives
  • Personal statement
  • Detailed itinerary specifying prospective tour dates and duration, and places, institutions, people etc. to be visited
  • Information about musical partnerships in the host countries
  • Sustainable travel and local accommodation plan
  • An outline of any potential ways of getting the local Goethe-Institut there involved in your project

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Next application deadline

You may submit your application for a travel grant now. We will notify you of our funding decision within four weeks of receipt of your application. The deadline for submission is 30 September 2022. The tour must take place by 31 December 2022 at the very latest.


Goethe-Institut e.V.
Music Division | Touring Green Tel. +49 89 15921-293

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