CHART grants to boost arts, culture and heritage in Wide Bay

The Liberal and Nationals Government’s Cultural, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism program provides community museums, galleries and historical societies with grants of up to $3,000 to help them grow cultural tourism and preserve Australia’s heritage – and Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien is encouraging other local galleries to apply for a share of funding.

“The arts play a an important role in our communities, socially, culturally and economically, so I encourage all community-run arts, cultural and heritage organisations in Wide Bay to apply for a Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) grant today.

“The program helps museums, galleries and historical societies to stage events, develop new exhibits, digitise historical collections, and improve their facilities, which will provide an added attraction to encourage tourists to visit regional areas,” Mr O’Brien said.

Mr O’Brien said the Noosa Regional Gallery will receive a $3,000 grant to showcase local artists through the staging of PAINT, an exhibition that highlights the practices of six emerging Sunshine Coast-based artists, raising the profile of both their work and contemporary art practices in the region.

“Noosa is home to a thriving and very talented arts community, and this funding will give Noosa Regional Gallery and local artists a boost as we re-emerge from the pandemic,” Mr O’Brien said.

The Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) is delivering the program on behalf of the Government.

Applications will close on 29 April 2022 or once all funding is expended, whichever comes first. For more details visit the AMaGA website at www.amaga.org.au/chart.

The Morrison Government is investing more than $1 billion into the arts and creative sector in 2021‑22.