Almost $540,000 will support 14 cultural projects at festivals across regional and remote Australia through the latest Festivals Australia funding round.
6 July 2020

The Australian Government will provide almost $540,000 to fund 14 arts and cultural projects across regional and remote Australia through the latest Festivals Australia program funding round.

The latest round will support 14 diverse projects spanning film, live performances and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional crafts, which will help attract tourists and bring communities together

These projects include:

  • $27,156 for Best Employment to develop and perform Unstop-Ability: Journey, a disability and Aboriginal-led dance, music and drama production at the Inverell Sapphire City Festival.
  • $95,000 for Ten Days on the Island to create mapali, a dawn celebration with fire, dance and other performing arts as the opening event for the 2021 Ten Days on the Island Festival.
  • $35,000 for Big hART to deliver the Songs for Peace Prison Program, a series of music workshops for inmates at the Roebourne Regional Prison.
  • $26,460 for The Village Festival of New Performance to deliver The Game, a large-scale, interactive community competition that reinvents theatre sports as part of the Benalla Festival.

The Festivals Australia program supports arts projects that invite community participation and audience engagement at festivals in regional and remote Australia. Around $1.2 million is provided each financial year through two competitive funding rounds to support arts projects at festivals in regional Australia.

The Office for the Arts will work with organisations receiving funding on the timing and delivery of these activities in line with any current COVID-19 requirements.

For the full list of recipients and more information visit:

Queensland Music Festival—FA000680, Project: The Mount Isa Spectacular. Title: Louis Johnson. Acknowledgment: Puppeteer Louis Johnson with his emu creation.

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Queensland Music Festival—FA000680
Project: The Mount Isa Spectacular
Title: Louis Johnson
Acknowledgment: Puppeteer Louis Johnson with his emu creation

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