More than $580,000 will be provided to 16 new arts projects through the Festivals Australia program.

4 July 2019

The latest round includes a broad range of projects from giant straw sculptures and multicultural dance, to puppetry and mural art that will be part of local and community festivals in regional areas.

Some of the successful recipients include:

  •  $36,075 for a large-scale installation and puppetry experience as part of the 2020 Tasmanian Museum and Gallery’s Children’s Festival in Tasmania.
  • $35,000 for Dance Alice, Dance! to showcase local dance works at the Alice Desert Festival in the Northern Territory.
  • $40,000 for The heARTh: Youth on Fire! to showcase the stories of young artists in regional Queensland.
  • $41,644 for Mighty Playwrights, develop short plays to be performed in Goulburn, New South Wales.

The Festivals Australia program is one of the ways the Australian Government programs supports high-quality arts and culture in regional and remote areas of Australia. Other programs include the Regional Arts Fund, Visions of Australia and the National Collecting Institutions Touring Outreach program.

Story image photo credit: Western Swamp Tortoise. Photographer: Isolated Photography

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