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Digital Adaptation

Digital Adaptation recognises that the creation and delivery of digital programming is anticipated to become increasingly important for the arts and cultural sector in a post-COVID-19 recovery phase and beyond.



The objectives of Digital Adaptation are to:

  • support the development and presentation of high quality digital programming that will showcase Queensland stories and diversify and increase audience reach.
  • maintain and enhance audience experience, engagement and participation in arts and cultural activities
  • build the capacity of the Queensland arts sector to invest in and deliver innovative arts practice and diversify future revenue streams


Funding available

Funding is offered across two streams:

Up to $10,000 for individuals for equipment, technology and training to support:

  • the upgrade or purchase of portable equipment and technology suitable to your proposed digital programming activities
  • digital production upskilling/professional development opportunities for artists or arts workers
  • the engagement of appropriate technical expertise to produce digital programming for you

Up to $20,000 for organisations for portable or venue equipment, technology and training to support:

  • the installation of equipment and technology within an existing creative studio or performance venue, to create a collaborative space available to the broader arts community
  • digital production upskilling/professional development opportunities for artists or arts workers
  • the engagement of appropriate expertise to determine the digital production and technical requirements best suited for your venue and proposed future activity
  • the engagement of appropriate expertise to help create new high quality programming and/or adapt existing artistic product for presentation across digital platforms


Eligibility criteria

Individual artists, sole traders and arts and cultural organisations based in Queensland. Additional eligibility criteria apply. See guidelines for a full list of eligibility requirements.


How to apply

Applications open: 24 July 2020 

Applications close: 21 August 2020

  1. Read the support documents: guidelines (DOCX) (340.51 KB) and frequently asked questions (DOCX) (331.5 KB)
  2. Apply online. If you cannot apply online, please contact Arts Queensland.

Online submission through SmartyGrants is Arts Queensland's preferred method for receiving application forms and outcome reports for our funding programs.

If circumstances prevent you from providing your application or outcome report in this format please contact an Arts Investment Officer on (07) 3034 4016 or toll free 1800 175 53, or email

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