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Funding set to support regional arts across Australia

The Morrison Government has today announced more than $580,000 in funding to support 16 regional arts and cultural projects across Australia in the latest Festivals Australia program funding round.

 

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, congratulated the successful recipients of the Festivals Australia grant program.

 

“I’m pleased to support a diverse range of projects across many art forms including music, theatre and visual arts – a strong reflection on Australia’s diverse and vibrant arts sector.

 

“Our support will enable these projects to create opportunities for artists to build careers and creative partnerships through festivals and community events, which will have lasting impacts on their communities.

 

 “We know that the arts and cultural sector has experienced severe disruptions from COVID-19. Our regional and remote artists, organisations and communities have suffered. We know this year in particular that the funding will provide much needed support.”

 

The Festivals Australia program supports arts projects that invite community participation and audience engagement at festivals in regional and remote Australia. Each year the Government provides around $1.2 million through two competitive funding rounds to support arts projects at festivals in regional Australia.

 

This year, the Australian Government has announced almost $800 million in extra arts and entertainment funding, on top of our record annual investment of around $750 million in core funding, and on top of the $558 million provided to date through JobKeeper and the $110 million provided in cash flow payments to businesses.

 

For the full list of round 11 recipients and more information visit: www.arts.gov.au/festivals-australia