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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Funding to support Queensland’s creative communities

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Wednesday, July 08, 2015

    Funding to support Queensland’s creative communities

    Queensland has received a boost to its vibrant arts and cultural offering with more than $193,000 allocated to support eight new projects across the state.

    Premier and Minister for the Arts, Annastacia Palaszczuk, today announced the latest Projects and Programs funding would support a rich array of creative Queensland initiatives encompassing music, culture, writing and the visual arts.

    “The Palaszczuk Government is committed to growing Queensland’s art sector with this funding supporting Queensland artists and arts organisations to create new work and reach new markets,” said Ms Palaszczuk.

    “This is the first instalment of Projects and Programs under a new rolling fund model, which means Queensland’s art sector can apply for funding at any time and government can be responsive to investment opportunities as they emerge.

    “Many of these initiatives build on Queensland’s arts and cultural offering in regional communities including the Best of Brass project in Emerald, and the La Luna Youth Arts Emergence exhibition in Townsville, Cairns and Mackay.

    “The Projects and Programs fund will also contribute to two new Queensland festivals, the Quandamooka Festival (July-September) and the Ignite Your Mind Burdekin Readers and Writers Festival (17-18 July), making their debut in 2015.                                     

    “Funding will also support new exhibitions for the Gold Coast’s The Walls Art Space, a South East Queensland Indigenous fibre art project, a showcase of Far North Queensland art and culture, and the creation and promotion of Queensland literary work.” 

    For more information about Projects and Programs or to apply for funding please visit www.arts.qld.gov.au

    Below is a list of the funding recipients.

     

    Applicant

    Project Title

    Project Location

    Investment

    Best of Brass

    Central Highlands Festival of Bands

    Emerald

    $15,750

    Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation

    Quandamooka Festival

    Stradbroke Island, Cleveland

    $38,000

    Sasi Victoire

    Tropics>Tropics

    Malaysia, Cairns

    $30,141

    The Walls Art Space

    2015-16 Exhibition Program

    Gold Coast

    $27,871

    Redland Art Gallery

    South East Queensland Indigenous fibre art project (working title)

    Cleveland, Stradbroke Island

    $12,000

    La Luna Youth Arts

    Emergence

    Townsville, Cairns, Mackay

    $49,548

    Burdekin Readers and Writers Association Inc

    Ignite Your Mind Burdekin Readers and Writers Festival

    Burdekin

    $5,000

    Australian Book Review Inc

    A vibrant literary culture in Queensland

    Queensland

    $15,000

     

     

     

    $193,310

     

     

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