Nintiringanyi Indigenous Corporation has successfully secured $40,000 in funding under in the latest round of the Morrison Government’s Festivals Australia program.
The funding will allow Nintiringanyi Indigenous Corporation to deliver its project, The Murama Experience, at the Cairns Festival.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding will provide critical support for local artists and assist the local community and economy to restart from the pandemic.
“I am pleased to announce that Nintiringanyi Indigenous Corporation have received funding through Round 12 of the Festivals Australia program,” Mr Entsch said.
“This project will include three outdoor events focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture will connect and showcase emerging indigenous youth and leaders and present a collaborative theatre performance.”
Federal Arts Minister Paul Fletcher said the Festivals Australia program celebrates cultural projects and helps make them available to regional audiences across the country.
“The latest round of funding will support 25 diverse spanning music, theatre and visual arts – a strong reflection on Australia’s diverse arts sector which will help attract tourists and bring communities together,” Mr Fletcher said.
“We know that regional and remote artists, organisations and communities have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why we’re continuing to deliver record financial assistance to support their recovery.”
The Morrison Government is investing more than $1 billion into the arts and creative sector through a diverse range of programs in 2021-22.
The Festivals Australia program supports arts projects that invite community participation and audience engagement at festivals across the country.
For more information on the Festivals Australia program visit: www.arts.gov.au/festivals-australia