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New stART grant program for Queensland independent artists and artsworkers

A new $500,000 StART grant program aimed at providing support for Queensland’s independent creative practitioners including artists, producers, designers, technicians and other arts workers opens on 15 June 2020.

stART will help to support all segments of the independent sector, across multiple art-forms and communities, whose work has been and continues to be impacted by closure of venues and social distancing rules.

Applicants can access $3000 to support ideation, preparation, planning and collaboration activities focussed on future creative opportunities during COVID recovery phase.

Funding will be distributed through the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) and other Arts Queensland funded small to medium organisations and allocated to each region on a population basis. These delivery partners will be responsible for application and assessment processes towards delivery of rapid response initiatives that support employment within the Independent arts sector.