The successful projects include a performing arts showcase featuring local artists with disability in Inverell, New South Wales; production of documentary films about Tasmanian women as part of the Ten Days on the Island Festival, Tasmania; and four metre high straw sculptures as part of the York Festival in Western Australia.
The projects also include an outdoor musical celebrating Mt Isa at the Queensland Music Festival; a video performance of dancing spiders at Bundanon in New South Wales; and a celebration of the Nukunu traditional owners at Port Pirie’s art and culture event, Big Picture Fest in South Australia.
The Festivals Australia program provides a pathway for all Australians to experience and enjoy arts and culture experiences no matter where they live.
It provides approximately $1.2 million through two funding rounds each financial year. Projects can include but are not limited to a parade, performance, workshop, installation or exhibition.