Media Release: Applications open for Festivals Australia funding

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The Hon Paul Fletcher MP
Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts

Phillip Thompson OAM MP
Federal Member for Herbert


Applications open for Festivals Australia funding

Arts and culture organisations in Herbert are invited to apply for a share of more than $500,000 available in funding across Australia for arts projects at festivals and significant one-off community celebrations.
Festivals Australia funds arts projects including parades, performances, workshops and installations to promote community engagement at local festivals in regional and remote Australia.
Member for Herbert Phillip Thompson said festivals are a highlight on the community calendar for people of all ages in the Townsville region.
“Through Festivals Australia funding, local artists and organisations can deliver projects that enhance local events with arts and cultural experiences that tell local stories and explore who we are,” Mr Thompson said.
“For example, the Spirit of Africa Cultural Association received funding in the last round, for their African Festival in Townsville.”
Minister Fletcher said the Government was committed to providing opportunities to share and explore Australian stories and identity through the arts.
“Arts projects funded by Festivals Australia provide valuable opportunities for local artists to come together to share their works, and are a drawcard for tourists and local economies.”
Applications close on Sunday March 22 at 5pm.
Organisations looking to apply are encouraged to check the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS Remoteness Areas 2011) to determine whether their festival is in an eligible location.
For more information and to apply visit:


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