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Spaces and Places

Spaces and Places supports organisations, creative businesses, local councils and festivals to develop new products with cultural tourism potential that employ local artists and leverage supporting partnership funding.

Spaces and Places supports three distinct strands of activity:

  • 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 will support innovative projects of scale that aim to drive cultural and economic outcomes for regional Queensland, including:

  • 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.


Funding available

Spaces and Places funding of 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.


How to apply

Applications open: 15 July 2020

Applications close: 21 August 2020

  1. Read the Spaces and Places support documents: guidelines (DOCX) (326 KB), frequently asked questions (DOCX) (324.15 KB) and Terms of Funding
  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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