The Government has announced funding for 13 regional arts and cultural projects through the Festivals Australia March grant round.

17 July 2017

This funding round includes both single and multi-year projects that will take place across five states and the Northern Territory and represent a diverse range of art forms including screen-based works, music, visual arts, digital art and community-led initiatives.

Successful projects in this round include:

  • Support for the Australian Boys Choir to perform a series of concerts in Central Australia for the first time in their 78 year history, and to participate in workshops during the Desert Song Festival in the Northern Territory.
  • Kaiela Dungala Garradha—a celebration of traditional and contemporary Yorta Yorta dance, music and culture through a unique corroboree event held as part of the Three Rivers Festival in Victoria.
  • 60 Moments—a creative digital photography project giving older regional South Australians an opportunity to express their identity, sense of place and uniqueness through an exhibition that will be featured at ZestFest in South Australia.

The program gives people in regional and remote Australia the opportunity to participate in or attend high quality festivals or community celebrations in their local area.

Festivals Australia provides around $1.2 million each year through two funding rounds to support cultural activity in regional communities. Funding is decided on an open and competitive basis.

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