14 arts projects will share in over $630,000 through the latest Festivals Australia program funding round.

15 July 2022

The Festivals Australia program supports individual art projects at regional or remote festivals and significant one-off community celebrations. These projects allow people living in or visiting regional or remote Australia to participate and connect through arts-driven experiences.

Some of the diverse projects supported through the latest round include:

  • $107,410 for the 2022 York Festival's opening event featuring Aboriginal artists and performers, Two Mountains Dreaming (WA)
  • $71,500 for Byron Bay International Film Festival to deliver an extended reality experience, Outdoor XR Activation (NSW)
  • $63,909 for the 2023 Castlemaine State Festival free opening night and concert showcasing two Australian acts; Frente! And Kian (VIC)
  • $57,500 for Artology to deliver a water-based movement piece and installation, Squid Theory (TAS).

Around $1.3 million is provided through the program each financial year through two competitive funding rounds, usually opening in February and September.


Ajak Kwai and Riel Dë Nyiër, world premiere at the Castlemaine State Festival. Image by Shane Carey.