The Morrison Government has today announced the opening of the new $3 million Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism program.
Under the program, community museums, galleries, and historical societies across regional Australia will be able to apply for grants of up to $3,000.
Funding will support activities that encourage cultural tourism, through the preservation of Australia’s cultural heritage and in particular the telling of the stories of local communities.
Federal Arts Minister Paul Fletcher said the CHART grants program would support regional and remote communities to re-emerge from the COVID 19 pandemic.
“The program will help successful applicants including museums, galleries and historical societies to stage events and improve their facilities to encourage tourists to return to regional areas, providing a much-needed boost to their local economies,” Mr Fletcher said.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding will assist local communities and economies to re-emerge from the pandemic.
“The Morrison Government will continue to help rebuild our local economy through the development of collections or exhibits, improved facilities for visitors, and the digitisation of local heritage collections for future generations to enjoy,” Mr Entsch said.
“I encourage Cairns and Far North Queensland arts, cultural and heritage organisations to apply for a CHART program grant today – this will assist us to continue to offer appealing cultural tourism experiences in our regional community.”
The Australian Museums and Galleries Association is delivering the program on behalf of the Government.
Applications will close on April 29, 2022 or once all funding is expended, whichever comes first.
For further details visit the AMaGA website at www.amaga.org.au/chart