Eight recipients across Far North Queensland have been awarded grants under the Regional Arts Fund Recovery program.
The funding will be delivered under the $10 million targeted measure announced by the Australian Government in 2020 as part of the Relief and Recovery Fund.
Federal Leichhardt MP said the eight successful recipients* would share in $226,108 to stage various projects and events across the region.
“I am extremely pleased these eight recipients have successfully secured Regional Arts Fund Recovery grants, enabling them to assist our community to heal and rebuild through the arts,” Mr Entsch said.
“I have always been a big supporter of the local arts community in the cities and towns across my electorate.
“These projects are now more important than ever in assisting our community to heal and rebuild.”
Federal Arts Minister Paul Fletcher said it was great to see the government’s Regional Arts Fund continuing to support recovery for artists and communities following the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions.
“This grant round was extremely competitive with strong demand across Australia,” Mr Fletcher said.
“I am pleased to see a diverse range of Arts projects receiving much needed funding that will support their local communities.
“We know our regional and remote communities have been hit hard this past year, and these new projects will support their economic, social and cultural recovery.”
Successful Regional Arts Fund Recovery Program Recipients:
- Melanie Stevens – $21,877 – The Ironing Maidens – Creative Recovery Project
- InkMasters Cairns Inc – $29, 960 – Upside-Up
- Cairns Regional Council – $30,000 – Suburban Satellites Program
- Rebecca Scott – $30,000 – Tropical Steampunk 2021
- Port Douglas Artists Inc – $27,000 – Call of the Running Tide 2021
- Cairns Writers Festival Inc – $30,000 – COVID-19 Digital Lead-up Program
- Rachel Terry – $29,955 – Creativity and wellbeing projects
- Simone Tesorieri – $27,316 – Creative development project “Lucky”