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Projects and initiatives

In addition to our investment programs, Arts Queensland supports a range of projects and initiatives that support a vibrant, widespread, accessible and comprehensive arts sector that generates economic and social returns for all Queenslanders.


Projects and initiatives include:

Awards and scholarships

Arts Queensland is proud to partner with a range of industry organisations to deliver initiatives that support Queensland arts organisations and arts workers.

Backing Indigenous Arts

Arts Queensland is a proud supporter of Indigenous artistic and cultural expression through the Queensland Government’s Backing Indigenous Arts (BIA) Initiative – a $12.6 million investment over four years (2019/20 – 2022/23) to build sustainable and ethical Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts industries.

Conservation Management Plan

The heritage values of Queensland’s Cultural Centre will be protected under a new Conservation Management Plan.

New Performing Arts Venue

This new venue will support audience demand for performing arts and grow Queensland’s arts and cultural sector

Regional Arts Development Fund

Arts Queensland is proud to partner with local government to support quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund.

Regional Arts Services Network

The Regional Arts Services Netwok (RASN), an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, is a new approach to delivering statewide arts services. The Queensland Government committed $6.5 million to RASN from 2017-18 to 2020-21 to build capacity, support collaboration, and leverage the value of the arts to achieve social and economic outcomes.

Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy

The Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy is a partnership with the Australian Government to provide coordinated funding and support for the Australian contemporary visual arts sector, promoting creative work by living visual artists and craft practitioners and the organisations that support their practice.

Judith Wright Arts Centre Gallery EOI

Arts Queensland is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from small to medium arts organisations to manage and activate the Judith Wright Arts Centre Gallery commencing from 1 February 2021 for a period of 12 months (with option to extend for a further 12-month period).

Arts and Cultural Recovery Package

The Queensland Government announced (16 June 2020) 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.

First Nations Arts and Cultures Panel

Arts Queensland seeks Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals living in all parts of Queensland, who have connection to and knowledge of First Nations arts and cultures, and creative industries to form a First Nations Arts and Cultures Panel.

Creative Together 2020-2030

Creative Together 2020-2030 is the Queensland Government's ten-year vision which will see Queensland renewed and contribute to the state's social, cultural and economic future through arts, culture and creativity.