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stART grant program - outcomes

The stART Grant Program was established by Arts Queensland to support Queensland independent creative practitioners including artists, artist collaborators, producers, designers, technicians, freelance and other arts workers impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

More than $700,000 was awarded to 213 recipients from across Queensland for the development of arts and creative projects, producer services, technician or fees and equipment purchase.

In response to demand, stART funding was increased from $500,000 to more than $700,000 to widen support for artists and artsworkers.

Developed by Arts Queensland in close consultation with the local arts sector, the stART program offered $3000 grants to local independent creative practitioners, including artists, artist collaborators, producers, designers, technicians, freelancers and other arts workers, whose employment had been reduced or ceased due to the pandemic.

Arts Queensland engaged Delivery Partners across the state to deliver the stART Grant Program. Funding will be distributed through the Delivery Partners.

Ipswich and Logan Access Community Services through BEMAC
Far North Queensland/Cape York JUTE
Central Queensland Crossroads Arts
South East Queensland North Creative Arts Alliance
South West Queensland Empire Theatre
Western Queensland Red Ridge
North Queensland Queensland Music Festival
Brisbane Metro Arts
Gold Coast Placemakers* Gold Coast
Music applications (state-wide) QMusic


Download the Delivery Partner Map (PDF) (3.03 MB) .


Support documents

stART documents: guidelines (PDF) (459.95 KB), frequently asked questions (FAQs) (PDF) (615.04 KB) and important information for applicants

Applications opened: 15 June 2020

Applications closed: 22 June 2020