The Australian Government has announced funding of more than $1.2 million for 85 arts and cultural projects across regional and remote Australia through the Regional Arts Fund.

“This funding will provide opportunities for regional artists and arts workers to exercise and grow their creative practice through engagement with established and new local arts audiences,” Minister Fifield said.

Projects will commence from January 2016 and explore multiple art forms including music, theatre, dance, writing, visual arts, crafts, digital and screen media and community cultural development.

The Regional Arts Fund is funded by the Australian Government and delivered nationally by Regional Arts Australia through its member organisations. The Fund supports arts and cultural development projects in regional, remote and isolated communities across Australia.

Find out more about the Regional Arts Fund at the Regional Arts Australia website.

Read the full $1.2 million to improve arts access in regional Australia media release.