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Digital Adaptation - funding outcomes

Digital Adaptation supports the creation and delivery of digital programming for the arts and cultural sector in a post-COVID-19 recovery phase and beyond.


  • 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

Digital Adaptation is part of the Queensland Government's Arts and Cultural Recovery Package of $22.5 million over two years to stabilise Queensland’s arts companies, secure employment for artists and arts workers and deliver COVID-safe cultural experiences for Queensland audiences.



Digital Adaptation will fund 52 projects with funding of $673,402

  • Topology $20,000 - Topology on the Move - Queensland Stories
  • Playlab $17,414 - Digital Skills and Equipment Upgrade
  • Camerata Queensland's Chamber Orchestra Inc $19,624 - Mystical Tibet: Camerata with Tenzin Choegyal
  • Music Broadcasting Society of Qld Ltd $20,000 - 4MBS Performance Studio digital concerts
  • Sit Down Comedy Productions Pty Ltd $16,627 - SDCC Podcast Studio & Live Performance Space
  • Mr Daniel Harley $10,000 - Equipment and Training
  • Institute of Modern Art $8,102 - IMA Digital Studio
  • Mr Tyrone Noonan $4,957 - River City Streams online ticketed concert series
  • Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre $20,000 - Culture Tech: Securing the digital inheritance of Custodians, Artists, Artsworkers in Far North QLD
  • Goat Track Theatre $20,000 - Goat Track Online
  • Southern Cross Soloists Music Ltd $14,217 - SXS Digital: a multi-faceted digital platform offering unique and relevant content and value added experiences to the Qld community
  • Ms Roz Pappalardo $10,000 - The Kitchen Sessions Equipment Upgrade
  • Mrs Shelley Pisani $10,000 - Makers' Shopfront
  • La Boite Theatre Ltd $20,000 - Fit For A Digital Future
  • Shock Therapy Arts $19,850 - Digital Broadcasting Studio Setup
  • MZAZA $7,379 - Equipment to support digital delivery of community engagement programs and performances.
  • Creative Regions Ltd $6,524 - Digital Canvas - Professional Development
  • The Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (Q.) represented by Wesley Mission Queensland  $20,000 - Art from the Margins: Building Capacity for Disadvantaged Artists in the Digital Domain
  • Australasian Dance Collective $20,000 - ADC's Digital Adaption
  • Folklore Sounds $18,853 - Folklore Mobile Audio System
  • Anywhere Festival $18,195 - Anywhere Festival Digital Program
  • Ms Michelle Hood $10,000 - CDI Dance App – Bringing dance education to regional school students.
  • Caboolture Historical Society Inc. $20,000 - Historic Post Office Hologram
  • Queensland Poetry Festival $9,651 - QPF Digital
  • shake & stir theatre co $20,000 - VIRTUAL production expenses
  • Ms Melanie Stevens $9,428 - The Ironing Maidens - A Soap Opera
  • Little Match Production $6,061 - Little Critters Club - Development of digital engagement platform
  • Dots+Loops $9,000 - Joining the Dots 2021
  • Outer Space Artist Run Initiative $19,950 - Outer Space's Queensland Emerging Art Online
  • Mo's Desert Clubhouse $19,985 - Desert TV Live Streams
  • Big Fork Theatre Co-op Ltd $18,172 - Livestream Queensland Theatre
  • UMI Arts Ltd $6,400 - Photo Shoot Introductory Workshop
  • Blue Roo Theatre Company Inc. $6,122 - The Journey from the Stage to Digital Story Telling (My Life, My Story)
  • Ms Sarah Houbolt $9,698 - Burnt Out
  • Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Limited $20,000 - CIAF 2020 Digital - Cultural Evolution
  • RAVA PRODUCTIONS $6,600 - Skills development via Creating a Digital Suite
  • Mr Thomas Larkin $10,000 - Upgrade and adapt Thomas Larkin's studio business for digital delivery
  • Ms Penelope Challen $8,945 - Professional Development Project - Digital Environments Design
  • Ms Tammy Brennan $10,000 - DAUGHTERS Opera Digital Exhibition
  • Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre $19,110 - BEMAC Digital World
  • Stage Queensland Incorporated $13,000 - Tech Training in Digital Video Production and Streaming
  • Dance Masala $10,561 - Dance Masala Online
  • Mr Geoff McGahan $9,067 - Immersive Dolby Atmos Implementation of Music Mixing and Production
  • Mr Timothy Monley $7,367 - Mystery in the Pacific XR
  • Mr Craig Young $8,500 - Digital and equipment upgrade
  • Ms Cindy Vogels $7,996 - Purchase of Photography Equipment
  • Dr Jacqueline Scotcher $4,400 - Art as Knowledge Online Exhibition & Education Program
  • Mr Toby Whitbread-Edwards $8,740 - Trail Mix Studios Live
  • Queensland Music Festival Pty Ltd $11,698 - Creating access to QMF events for all Queenslanders
  • Bring A Plate Dance Australia Ltd $8,501 - Bring A Plate
  • Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC $12,277 - Minjerribah Ngaga  (The Island & Me)
  • Radio 4EB $10,131 - Radio 4EB Digital Cultural Festival


Information about the fund

Applications opened: 24 July 2020 

Applications closed: 21 August 2020


Funding available 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.


Supporting documents

Digital Adaptation support documents: guidelines (DOCX) (340.43 KB) and frequently asked questions (DOCX) (331.5 KB)