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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

Connecting industry experts with the sector

The Regional Arts Services Network’s new Creative Business Hub connects arts industry experts with Queensland artists and arts workers, creating meaningful professional development opportunities that support emerging and established artists to progress sustainable careers in the arts.

New national research on audience sentiment

A new report in the Audience Outlook Monitor series shows how Australians are feeling about attending arts and cultural event following COVID-19.

New funding for live music

The Live Music Support program offers contestable grant funding to Queensland-based indoor live music venues to offset revenue losses and stabilise business operations in 2021.

 

Elevate First Nations arts

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.

Supporting Indigenous Arts Centres: Pormpuraaw

Investment from the Indigenous Art Centre Uplift program supported Pormpuraaw Art & Cultural Centre in their giant mural project

Supporting Queensland First Nations arts

The First Nations Commissioning Fund is supporting  Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural practitioners, organisations, collectives or communities to commission and deliver uniquely Queensland Indigenous stories, arts and cultural experiences, products and celebrations.

 

Activate Queensland’s local places and global digital spaces

2021 World Science Festival makes a spark in Brisbane

The 2021 World Science Festival Brisbane (WSFB) is back and will offer a dynamic mix of educational, fun and fascinating activities both live and digital.

Activating outdoor and non-traditional settings

The new Open Air will support the activation of outdoor and non-traditional settings and the production and delivery of a program of works by artists and arts organisations in these spaces. 

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Supporting the development and presentation of digital programming

The new Digital Adaptation will support the development of digital performances that increase reach across Queensland and enhance audience experiences.

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Drive social change across the state

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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Arts projects supporting Thriving Cohesive Communities

Arts projects have been supported through the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors Thriving Cohesive Communities Grants have been announced. 

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Strengthen Queensland communities

Touring during COVID-19 restrictions

With support through Creative to Go, Queensland artist Casey Barnes toured regional Queensland with his latest album as part of a push for live music during COVID restrictions.

Supporting regional music trails

Investment through the Spaces and Places program to QMF has supported a new intiatitve Queensland Music Trails.

Two new funds for Queensland touring

A new approach to arts touring in Queensland will make it easier to take incredible arts experiences on the road and support access to diverse arts and cultural experiences for audiences and communities across the state.  

 

Share our stories and celebrate our storytellers

Strengthening Queensland's heritage register

A new advisory panei has been established to strengthen Queensland's heritage register and provide expert advice on hertiage places and spaces.

Unwrapping the stories from Queensland State Archives

Queensland’s history from the last 200 years is filled with fascinating stories and Queensland State Archives has the records to tell them in their new collection - Unwrapping the stories from Queensland State Archives

Preserving and revitalising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages

Outcomes for the Queensland Government's Indigenous Languages Grants 2020 have been announced.