Festivals Australia supports community participation in, and access to, the arts and aims to support partnerships and collaboration across the sector.

How it works

Who can apply
Regional artists, arts workers, and organisations can apply for arts and cultural activities that encourage community participation and audience engagement from people living in regional and remote communities in a festival or community celebration.
When to apply
There are two funding rounds each year which generally close in October and March each year. The next funding round will open on Monday 13 February 2017 and close on Friday 17 March 2017.
Funding available
The Australian Government provides approximately $1.2 million each financial year through this program.

Program Information

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About The Program
Funding application period: 
February 13, 2017 09:00 AEDT to March 17, 2017 17:00 AEDT

Festivals Australia funds high-quality arts and cultural heritage projects that invite community participation and audience engagement. Activities can include but are not limited to a parade, performance, workshop, installation or exhibition.

The aim is to give community members living in regional or remote Australia the chance to participate in or attend an arts experience at a festival, or a significant one-off community celebration.

Projects must be a single discrete activity, not a range of unrelated activities across a festival program.

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The Festivals Australia logo is used to acknowledge Australian Government support for activities funded under Festivals Australia.



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Funding applications

Starts February 13, 2017 09:00 AEDT
Ends March 17, 2017 17:00 AEDT
Days Remaining 32 of 32