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Live Music Support program

Live Music Support, Creative Business Champions and Touring

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

12 Apr 2021
Are You Lonesome Tonight 2021 Regional Tour

Opera meets beef in the latest tour for Opera Queensland

At Beef Week preview on 23 March, Opera Queensland showed a prime cut of their new touring production Are You Lonesome Tonight, which will premiere at Rockhampton’s Beef Week 2021 (2 – 8 May 2021).

29 Mar 2021

Memories of historic Brisbane art gallery recognised in UNESCO world register

The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) has become home to yet another UNESCO Australian Memory of the World item as the Johnstone Gallery Archive (1948–72) and Arthur Davenport Photographs (1955–92) are now recognised in the UNESCO register.

26 Feb 2021

Creative Together 2020-2030: A 10-Year Roadmap for arts, culture and creativity in Queensland 

A new 10-year roadmap for the arts, cultural and creative  in Queensland is set to help revitalise creative industries and power the state’s economy in the wake of COVID-19 and beyond.

1 Oct 2020

Venues re-open under COVID-19 restrictions

The Queensland Government’s COVID-19 Venue Pilot Program, delivered by Arts Queensland supported COVID-safe re-openings and programming in six statewide venues.

18 Sep 2020
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Funding announced for Play Local and the first Creative to Go projects

Play Local and Creative to Go will see home-grown performers set to hit stages across the state with over $965,000 in funding as part of the first outcomes from the $22.5 million Arts and Cultural Recovery package.

21 Aug 2020

Queensland creatives get a great stART

Queensland Government stART grants through Arts Queensland will provide more than $700,000 in financial relief to independent Queensland artists and arts workers impacted by COVID-19

21 Jul 2020
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Arts and Cultural Recovery Package

The Queensland Government has announced a new $22.5 million two-year Arts and Cultural Recovery Package for Queensland’s arts and cultural sector as part of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Strategy: Stage Two.  

16 Jun 2020
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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 will soon open.

26 May 2020
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The Audience Outlook Monitor – a snapshot of arts attendance in a time of change

The Audience Outlook Monitor is being delivered in Australia in an unprecedented collaboration by research agencies Patternmakers (Sydney) and WolfBrown (USA) in collaboration with the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Create NSW, Arts Queensland, Arts SA, and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (Western Australia).

19 May 2020