Joint media release with Minister for the Arts Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield
Territory artists, arts workers and organisations are being invited to apply for Festivals Australia funding, Minister for the Arts, Mitch Fifield, and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said.
Approximately $1.2 million is available each financial year for arts and cultural projects that encourage community participation and audience engagement from people living in regional and remote communities in a festival or community celebration.
“This program funds festivals, parades and community celebrations in regional and remote areas. I encourage NT organisations with the capacity to deliver events to apply for funding,” Senator Scullion said.
“This is a terrific opportunity to plan high quality arts experiences for people living in the Northern Territory.”
Minister Fifield said the program is an example of the Australian Government’s commitment to supporting a vibrant arts and culture sector in regional areas.
“The Coalition Government is proud to fund programs such as this to ensure regional and remote audiences have access to high quality artistic experiences where they live,” Minister Fifield said.
“The program gives audiences access to a diverse range of art forms and ensures Australian artists and performers gain wider exposure for their work.”
Applications for this funding round close on Friday, 20 October 2017.
To view the guidelines and application form visit: www.arts.gov.au/festivals.