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Progress

Keep up to date with what is happening and find out about the key actions delivering Sustain 2020-2022, the first phase of Creative Together 2020-2030.

The Queensland Government has committed $22.5 million over two years through the Arts and Cultural Recovery Package of the Queensland Government’s plan to Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs, to support actions in Sustain 2020-2022, ensuring the sector’s foundation to emerge from the impacts of COVID-19 with strength.

A strong and sustainable sector

Audience Outlook Monitor- July 2021

Queensland and National data from the July 2021 Audience Outlook Monitor Survey.

Organisations Fund 2022 - 2025 Recipients announced

The Organisations Fund 2022 – 2025 is providing $33.5 million in core funding to 46 Queensland arts and cultural organisations.

QASP, touring and live music recipients

Outcomes from the Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) - round 4, Touring Queensland Fund (TQF), Touring Queensland Quick Response Fund (TQFQ) and the Live Music Support Program

 

Elevate First Nations arts

First Nations Pathways

Now Open: First Nations Pathways - Performing Arts Emerging Organisations Fund 2022-2025 provides up to $100,000 per annum for operational costs and up to an additional $30,000 per annum for business development support for eligible Queensland-based First Nations emerging arts or cultural organisations

Performing virtually – Mirndiyan Gununa Aboriginal Corporation

The Mornington Island Dance Troupe captivated audiences virtually following the cancellation of their trip to the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair due to COVID.

Establishing First Nations Arts and Cultures Panel

The First Nations Art and Cultures Panel has been established to amplify the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the future of arts, culture and creativity in Queensland, with a focus on meaningful representation and engagement.

 

Activate Queensland’s local places and global digital spaces

Construction of new 1500-seat theatre creating jobs and opportunities for Qld

Queensland’s new state-of-the-art theatre is taking shape providing jobs and opportunities for apprentices in Brisbane.

The Kitchen Sessions Equipment Upgrade

The Digital Adaptation fund enabled the Kitchen Sessions team to purchase higher quality equipment to deliver a series of shows as part of Season 1.

Activating spaces during COVID-Wynnum Fringe

With support through Open Air,  Wynnum exploded with creative activity as the bayside community became home to a new fringe festival in 2020.

 

Drive social change across the state

New Arts Advantage projects supported

Four new arts projects have been supported through the latest round of the Queensland Arts Showcase Program.

New data shows the value Australians place on arts and creativity

Australia Council for the Arts has released the fourth iteration of the National Participation Survey, exploring Australian's engagement and attitudes towards the arts. 

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Arts advantage supporting social impact

A new stream in the Queensland Arts Showcase Program is supporting arts-led projects which provide social benefits to Queenslanders.

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Strengthen Queensland communities

Procurement starts for next stage of regional arts service and touring delivery

EOI is open for next exciting phase of the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) and Queensland’s regional touring service.

Let’s Connect - Lorinda May Merrypor

Bringing music and inspiration to remote and regional Queensland, Lorinda May Merrypor forged lasting connections with First Nations communities through her program to support wellbeing and arts engagement post-COVID.

Regional Arts Development Fund 2021 – 2022 recipients

Hundreds of community-led arts and cultural experiences will be activated across regional Queensland with funding through the Regional Arts Development Fund 2021 – 2022 in collaboration with 59 councils.

 

Share our stories and celebrate our storytellers

Brisbane Festival returns brighter than ever

Brisbane Festival's Brightly Brisbane program is pakced with performances, arts experiences and stories.

Record funding supports First Nations language revival

Queensland hopes to prevent more than 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages from extinction under a record $400,000 investment through the 2021 Indigenous Languages Grants.

Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants

The successful applicants under the 2020-2021 multicultural eventsfunding round have been announced.