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 12 September 2016 and close on Friday 14 October 2016.
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: 
September 12, 2016 09:00 AEST to October 14, 2016 00:00 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.

    Documents

    Guidelines

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    Funding applications

    Started September 12, 2016 09:00 AEST
    Ends October 14, 2016 00:00 AEDT
    Days Remaining 13 of 32
    Open

    How to apply

    • Complete a work plan and a detailed project budget.
    • Provide artist confirmation forms for each of the participating artists and evidence of community support for the project.
    • Make sure you complete the application: incomplete applications are not considered.
    • Keep it short: only the first 10 pages of an application’s support material are assessed.

    Contact

    Email: festivals [at] arts.gov.au (subject: Festivals%20Australia%20funding%20inquires)

    Phone: 1800 590 577.