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Festivals Australia Round 14

ClosedGrant Opened: 21st of February 2022 - 9:00 am Closed: 18th of March 2022 Value: Up to $40,000 on average Run By: Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Further Information: https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=5d1eda50-8717-4f28-b25b-f2d46a7d0fa5

Festivals Australia enables artists and organisations to shape Australia’s cultural landscape, increase cultural diversity and inspire, educate and entertain communities across Australia.

This progam provides funding to support individual art projects at festivals or significant one-off community events, such as a town celebration or opening of a new community resource.

The Program seeks to celebrate the intrinsic capacity of the arts to engage, inspire and make meaning for all Australians, while supporting the celebration of place and promoting a sense of community identity.

The Festivals Australia objectives are to:

  • provide access to a diverse range of high-quality, innovative arts projects that grow audiences at festivals across regional and remote Australia;
  • support partnerships and collaboration across the arts sector; and
  • encourage community participation in arts projects at regional and remote festivals.

To achieve these objectives, Festivals Australia offers funding to support individual art projects that allow community members living in regional or remote Australia to participate in or appreciate an arts-driven experience at a:

  • festival – which is defined by Festivals Australia as a regularly presented program of events (for example annually or biennially) that is open to the public and provides an opportunity to gather and celebrate
  •  significant one-off community celebration – which is defined by Festivals Australia as a schedule of events that is open to the public and is focused on an anniversary or launch of great significance to the community. For example, a special celebration of the town or the area’s culture and history, a significant anniversary of a major local event, or the opening of a major new community resource could be the basis for an eligible significant one-off community celebration

Festivals Australia delivers two open competitive funding rounds each year, opening in February and September.

Last Updated: 27th of February 2022
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