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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

Planning approvals now secured

The New Performing Arts Venue project has secured all the necessary planning approvals to proceed to construction following the Ministerial Infrastructure Designation from the Queensland Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning last week.

9 Apr 2020
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Arts Queensland assistance for arts sector through COVID-19 crisis

To help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, Arts Queensland is implementing a number of measures to support the arts sector. This includes funding boosts, funding extensions, changes to funding application timeframes, and rent relief for tenants based in Queensland Government Arts infrastructure.

24 Mar 2020

Bulmba-ja opens with a welcome to the Far North Queensland community.

Bulmba-ja opens with a welcome to the Far North Queensland community.

2 Mar 2020

Preparatory works start

Progress on Queensland’s new $150 million theatre will become visible this week with Managing Contractor, Lendlease establishing a presence at the Playhouse Green project site.

28 Feb 2020

Arts and culture thriving in First Nations' communities

2019 was a landmark year for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture in regional and remote areas of Queensland.

4 Feb 2020

NPAV - Project update

As a State Government project on a heritage-listed site, the new theatre project requires approval by the Minister for Environment and Science, following a recommendation from the Queensland Heritage Council.

22 Jan 2020

New name, new artworks and new vision for Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns

The $5.9 million refurbishment for the Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns (CoCA) will see the cultural facility re-open with a new name and new vision.

15 Jan 2020
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Vital funding for popular Woodford Festival to continue

Telling stories through puppetry will be a feature at the next two Woodford Folk Festivals, thanks to $100,000 in funding from the Queensland Government through the Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP).

2 Dec 2019