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Creative to Go - funding outcomes

The Creative to Go program provides Queensland-based artists and arts organisations with support to deliver live performances and engagement activities in regional Queensland.  Activities supported include:

  • Artist in residence projects which engage the public with a performing arts venue, museum or gallery. Projects may have performance, exhibition or new visual arts work as part of their outcomes
  • Performances 
  • Extension of confirmed touring activity (not funded through this application), which may include additional locations or community engagement activities including with schools
  • Adaptation of confirmed touring activity to address COVID-safe requirements or restrictions. 

Creative to Go is part of the Queensland Government's Arts and Cultural Recovery Package of $22.5 million and the redesign of Arts Queensland’s existing programs to stabilise Queensland’s arts companies, secure employment for artists and arts workers and deliver COVID-safe cultural experiences for Queensland audiences.


Creative to Go funding outcomes as at October 2020. Creative to Go is supporting 38 projects and 468 artists with funding of $592,165 to offset the costs of delivering live performances and engagement activities in regional venues.

  • Jally Entertainment $8,492 - Snow White and the Seven Cool Dudes           
  • Creative Regions Ltd $18,059 - Delta Divas touring cabaret production of music from the 60s
  • Mr Greg Huglin $20,000 - Remote Youth Filmmaking Workshops and Professional Screen Production Skills Development    
  • Just Us Theatre Ensemble (JUTE) $18,212 - Artist in Residence Lullaby Movement - Stories We Sing to our Children- Bulmba-ja arts centre      
  • Mrs Rachel Terry $16,828 - Residency at Cairns Performing Arts Centre Studio    
  • Mrs Cilla Pershouse $17,840 - Young at Heart - COVID recovery concert series for children and elders in North Burnett Regional Communities   
  • Topology   $20,000  - We Will Rise - Regional Tour     
  • Red Chair Pty Ltd $11,849  - The Dawn Light    
  • Waltzing Matilda Centre Winton $2,064 - Live Music for The Dungatar Footballers Ball and Fashion Fair Weekend Winton    
  • Queensland Music Festival $20,000 - Generations: Cherbourg
  • Empire Theatre $3000 - Empire Youth Arts Somerset Residency
  • Mr Casey Barnes  $17,883 - Town of a Million Dreams tour to regional Queensland
  • Ipswich City Orchestras $13,622 - Taking Flight
  • Woodfordia $20,000 - Festival of Small Halls spring tour 2020
  • Shock Therapy Arts $19,829 - North Queensland touring extension
  • Creative Arts Gympie Region $15,450 - Hub stART
  • Mr Howard Edmunds  $12,755 - A Touch of Webber, A Touch of Rice
  • Little Match Productions $18,046 - PuffinPalooza - A families arts festival
  • Writers Republic $15,310 - Sunshine Coast Comedy Festival tour extension
  • Drauben $19,885 - MZAZA The Birth and Death of Stars
  • Maria Belle Isle $14,600 - Music on the Green, Point Lookout
  • Louise King $19,850 - Sunshine Sounds - Katie Noonan, Louise King and Andrea Kirwin in concert
  • artour $15,180 - Flipside Circus Residency Tour
  • Jabba Entertainment $20,000 - Creedence The John Fogerty Show - Something to Look Forward to Tour 2020 - 21
  • Queensland Youth Orchestras $19,000 - QYO Big Band Tour to North Queensland
  • Woodfordia $20,000 - Festival of Small Halls summer tour
  • Ms Robyn Brown $15,893 - Jazz and Brews
  • Funny Mummies $18,692 - Funny Mummies Comedy Gala
  • Rockhampton Symphony Orchestra $1987 - Jazz Meets the Symphony
  • St George Aboriginal Housing Company $14,000 - Mani Tribe Gallery
  • OZPIX Entertainment $20,000 -  The Put on Your Dancing Shoes! tour from 26 January 2021, presented in Winton, Stonehedge, Jundah, Windorah, Eulo, Cunnumulla, Tambo, Blackall and Longreach.
  • Red Chair $8650 - Youkali On Tour
  • Ms Carol Fossett $9200 - Big Sing 2020
  • Ms Andrea Louise Pressburger $9250 - The Last 5 Years
  • Jimmy's Entertainment Pty Ltd $17,000 - Airlie Beach Live & Local Festival
  • Ms Lorinda May Merrypor $19,864 - Let's Connect workshop
  • The Stitchery Collective $19,875 - Stitchery Collective Collaboration
  • Flipside Circus $20,000 - Community engagement tour

Information about the fund


  • Enable regional communities to access high quality arts activities that COVID-19 restrictions may have made unviable for artists and venues to deliver
  • Support artists to respond flexibly and quickly to emerging venue and community demand
  • Reduce income risk to touring companies/artists, and thereby to venues, by covering artist fees and costs of delivering to regional communities
  • Encourage Queenslanders to re-engage with live arts experiences, and reconnect with their local performing and visual arts venues.


Funding available

Up to $20,000 that can be used to offset artist and arts worker fees, travel and accommodation costs, travel allowances, transport costs including freight or vehicle hire, equipment hire, tour coordination, workshop materials.


Eligibility criteria

Creative to Go applicants must:

  • be based in Queensland
  • support activities commencing between 3 August 2020 and 31 January 2021.

Additional eligibility criteria apply. See Creative to Go guidelines for a full list of eligibility requirements.


How to apply

Applications open:  6 July 2020 

Applications closed: 18 September 2020 at 12noon

  1. Read the Creative to Go support documents: guidelines (DOCX) (328.45 KB) , frequently asked questions (DOCX) (323.53 KB)  
  2. Apply online or via a USB device posted to AQ office

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