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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

FUND OPENED: Live Music Support Program

The Live Music Support Program (LMSP) Round 4 provides grant funding to Queensland-based indoor live music venues to offset revenue losses and stabilise business operations in 2021 for costs incurred from 1 October 2021 to 31 December 2021. 

Artist Lucas Proudfoot fast-tracks his career goals through Creative Business Champions

High energy, multi-platform storyteller Lucas Proudfoot is achieving serious results with assistance from a Creative Business Champion.

NEW FUND: Live Performance Impact Fund

Live Performance Impact Fund - Funding is available up to $20 000 to meet costs associated with the cancellation, rescheduling of indoor and outdoor programmed live performances or implementation of new COVID health and safety measures at a dedicated live performance venue between the periods of 13 December 2021 to 26 February 2022


Elevate First Nations arts

New fund: First Nations Art, Craft and Design: Transforming Marketplaces

New Funding: A new funding initiative designed to support Queensland-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and artists to distribute high quality, ethically produced visual art works is now open.

Have your say: draft Cultural Engagement Framework

The First Nations Arts and Cultures Panel and Arts Queensland have collaborated to develop a draft Cultural Engagement Framework - Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures in Queensland.

First Nations Pathways Fund outcomes

The First Nations Pathway fund will  deliver annual funding and provide capacity building support to five emerging First Nations arts companies.


Activate Queensland’s local places and global digital spaces

New Rockhampton Museum of Art opens its doors

The brand new multi-million dollar art museum has officially opened in Rockhampton.

BAD is really good for Brisbane artists

Eight creative installations and activations by local artists were showcased in unexpected neighbourhood places across Brisbane as part of the Brisbane Art Design (BAD) 2021.

The Warrma delivers an engaging cultural experience of the unique history of the Guugu Yimithirr People

Drawing in the natural beauty and surrounds of the Endeavour River, the Warrma brought together Indigenous dancers from surrounding clan lands to tell their stories of the dreaming, history and culture.  


Drive social change across the state

Empowering survivors of domestic and gender based violence with circus

Circus in a Teacup, a partnership between Vulcana Circus with Brisbane Domestic Violence Services combined the retelling of true events by survivors of domestic and gender based violence with the power of circus. Listen to the experiences of the case involved in the project

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) | A Dementia-Friendly Organisation

QAGOMA has facilitated a regular Art and Dementia Program since 2014. In 2021, the organisation was acknowledged a dementia-frienly organisation by Dementia Australia.

Boosting physical, mental and emotional health through music

Health and Wellbeing Queensland announced a new partnership with Queensland Symphony Orchestra, supporting its new Health and Wellbeing program.


Strengthen Queensland communities

Next generation of regional arts service delivery now underway

Four new service providers will lead the way in delivering local arts services across the state through the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN), boosting opportunities for regional Queenslanders to access high quality arts and cultural engagement, and supporting employment opportunities for artists and arts workers statewide.

Touring outcomes

Read about the Touring Queensland Fund and Touring Queensland Quick REsponse Fund outcomes as at December 2021.

Ingress – a one-woman circus show

Investment through the First Night Showcase Program - Judith Wright Arts Centre program supported Bridie Hooper's  new work Ingress.


Share our stories and celebrate our storytellers

Ten anniversary of black&write!

Sovereign Stories, a showcase at the State Library of Queensland showcases the careers of fellowship winners and editors of the black&write! inititative. 

New picture books published by State Library delight Queensland families

Mischief-making animals leap onto the shelves at Queensland public libraries as part of First 5 Forever.

Queensland Memory Awards

The recipients of the 2021 Queensland Memory Awards have been announced recognising the valuable contribution of Queenslanders  in the investigation, preservation and celebration of Queensland’s stories.