Applications open for Festivals Australia funding

Arts and culture organisations in Wide Bay are invited to apply for a share of more than $500,000 for arts projects at festivals and significant one-off community celebrations.

Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien is encouraging local organisations to apply for the next round of Festivals Australia funding for projects including parades, performances, workshops and installations to promote community engagement at local festivals in regional and remote communities.

Mr O’Brien said festivals are a highlight on the community calendar for people of all ages.

“Festivals Australia funding supports local artists and organisations to deliver projects that enhance events with arts and cultural experiences, telling local stories and explore who we are.”

“The Festivals Australia funding program provides valuable opportunities for local artists to come together to share their works, and are a drawcard for tourists, which boosts local economies.”

Applications close on Sunday March 22 at 5pm.

Organisations are encouraged to check the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS Remoteness Areas 2011) to determine whether their festival is in an eligible location.

For more information and to apply visit: www.arts.gov.au/festivals.

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Media Contacts:
For Mr O’Brien – Simon Kelly – 4121 2936