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Spaces and Places - funding outcomes

Spaces and Places supports organisations, creative businesses, local councils and festivals to develop innovative projects of scale that aim to drive cultural and economic outcomes for regional Queensland, including:

  • commissioning vibrant, high-quality new works for presentation at regional festivals and events, across all art forms
  • public art installations and initiatives that activate spaces in, and between, regional places
  • performing arts and live music touring that create destination events in regional Queensland


Spaces and Places is supporting 8 key projects for funding of $1.5 million to enliven spaces, promote cultural vitality, attract new visitors and generate opportunities for regional Queensland..

  • Circa Contemporary Circus $250,000 – a large-scale travelling circus performance in Cairns, Mackay, Broadbeach, Brisbane and Toowoomba from October to December 2021
  • HOTA (Home of the Arts) $249,830 – SCOOP festival in Surfers Paradise from 15 to 17January 2021
  • Queensland Music Festival $250,000 – Outback Music Trail in Jimbour, Miles, Charleville, Windorah from 19 to 30 June 2021
  • The Crackup Sisters $163,990 – Final stage of The Crackup Sisters Public Arts Installation and Venue in Winton from March 2021
  • Umbrella Studio Association $249,993 – PUNQ 2021 – Art Commissions & Regional Art Trail Experiences in Townsville, Charters Towers, Ingham, Palm Island and Magnetic Island from 30 July to 8 August 2021
  • Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Limited $200,000 – CIAF Commissions 2020-2021: large scale works to be commissioned as a centrepiece of CIAF.
  • Placemakers Gold Coast $100,000 – Big City Lights: Light installations as part of Bleach* Festival 2021
  • Red Ridge Interior Queensland $36,187 – Reviving The Outback Australian Circus: Contribution to commissioning and development of a circus history project.

Click here to view the Spaces and Places Funding Snapshot.

Information about the fund


  • the creation of significant new art works and experiences presented across regional Queensland
  • attracting visitation to regional Queensland destinations, events and festivals
  • promoting Queensland artists and creative businesses, and increasing paid employment and capacity building opportunities
  • facilitating opportunities for audiences to access arts and culture in their local communities and build community confidence towards recovery.

Spaces and Places 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

Applications opened: 15 July 2020

Applications closed: 21 August 2020



up to $250,000 towards the development and delivery of arts and cultural activations. 


Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be based in Queensland, or have a Queensland-based delivery partner. Additional eligibility criteria apply. See Spaces and Places guidelines for a full list of eligibility requirements.


Supporting documents

Support documents: guidelines (DOCX) (326.8 KB), frequently asked questions (DOCX) (324.15 KB) and Terms of Funding