Funding opportunity for Indigenous languages and arts

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is encouraging eligible Far North Queensland community-based organisations to apply for Indigenous Languages and Arts program funding. The federal government invests around $20 million annually to promote participation in, and maintenance of, Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts. Funding under the program is available for…

Tropical Arts Association

MR ENTSCH: It gives me great pleasure to rise this evening to talk about one of Cairns’s best kept secrets: the Tropical Arts Association. Tropical Arts is a not-for-profit community theatre group based in Cairns. It prides itself on community engagement. Tropical Arts tirelessly finds ways to include people, and the benefits to individuals and…

Federal government funds essential Rondo Theatre upgrades

The federal government will fully-fund important upgrades to the Rondo Theatre in time for the upcoming season to ensure theatre-goers continue to access to first-class local facilities. Federal Leichhardt Warren MP Entsch, who announced the additional $200,000 in funding today, said the upgrades were essential for the future of the Rondo Theatre. “This federal government…

Rondo Theatre

MR ENTSCH: I rise tonight to talk about a much-loved community asset in my electorate, the Rondo Theatre. Founded in 1953, the Cairns Little Theatre is a community driven, incorporated amateur theatrical company, whose charter is to choose, produce and stage the works of the finest Australian and international playwrights in a professional manner for…

Government invests $1.5 million towards local indigenous languages and arts projects

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch announced today nearly $1.5 million for local projects as part of the federal government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts program. Mr Entsch said the highly-successful program supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to revive and maintain languages, and to develop and present art. “Arts and language play an essential role…

Indigenous theatre program changing young lives

The inspirational new indigenous theatrical work, Bukal, has started it long-awaited tour of Far North Queensland to help transform young lives thanks to a $117, 389 federal government grant. Bukal highlights through theatre social justice warrior, traditional owner, elder, mother and internationally recognised academic Henrietta Marrie’s extraordinary life on stage. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch,…

Building Better Regions Fund recipients announced

Communities across the Far North will receive a significant boost following the announcement of four successful projects* under the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the community-based projects were a positive investment in the region’s future. “I am a big supporter of the arts and we are very fortunate…