Supporting arts projects in regional and remote communities

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Around $700,000 is available for regional artists, arts workers and organisations with the latest round of the Australian Government’s Festivals Australia program opening today.

The program aims to foster community participation and audience engagement at festivals and community celebrations across regional and remote Australia, investing around $1.4 million each financial year.

Projects eligible for funding can include but are not limited to a parade, performance, workshop, installation or exhibition – giving people the chance to participate in or attend an engaging arts experience in a regional or remote community.

An example of a past Festivals Australia project is RESURGENCE: A Community-Engaged Celebration of Music Participatory Dance + Visual Art – a mass participatory rock-show spectacular starring over 50 musicians and dancers, which was presented at the Junction Arts Festival in Tasmania. 

Grants are available for a single project delivered as part of a festival or significant one-off community celebration in a regional or remote location. To check if a location is eligible, visit the Festivals Australia Eligibility Map.

The Festivals Australia program delivers on the Australian Government’s National Cultural Policy, Revive, supporting arts activities at festivals that bring communities together and promote wide participation in the arts.

To apply and for more information, visit: Festivals Australia | Office for the Arts

Applications close 18 March 2024. 

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