Arts and culture organisations across Far North Queensland are invited to apply for a share of more than $500,000 available in funding for arts projects at festivals and significant one-off community celebrations.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch invited organisations to apply for the next round of Festivals Australia funding.
He said Festivals Australia funds arts projects including parades, performances, workshops and installations to promote community engagement at local festivals in regional and remote Australia.
“Festivals are a highlight on the community calendar for people of all ages in many communities across Far North Queensland,” Mr Entsch said
“Through Festivals Australia funding, local artists and organisations can deliver projects that enhance local events with arts and cultural experiences that tell local stories and explore who we are.
“The Tablelands Folk Festival, Yarrabah Music and Cultural Festival and Port Shorts Film Festival are just some of the festivals in our region that have received funding in previous rounds.”
Federal Arts Minister Paul Fletcher said the government was committed to providing opportunities to share and explore Australian stories and identity through the arts.
“Arts projects funded by Festivals Australia provide valuable opportunities for local artists to come together to share their works, and are a drawcard for tourists and local economies,” he said.
Applications close on Sunday, 22 March 2020 at 5pm.
Organisations looking to apply are encouraged to check the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS Remoteness Areas 2011) to determine whether their festival is in an eligible location.
For further information and to apply visit: www.arts.gov.au/festivals.