Territory artists and organisations are encouraged to apply for grants under the Festivals Australia programme.
The programme provides around $1.2 million each year to support high quality arts and cultural projects in regional and remote Australia that have a focus on community participation and audience engagement.
“I encourage organisations in the Northern Territory to apply for this funding to bring a wider range of cultural events to people in regional and remote areas,” Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said today.
“Activities can include parades, performances, workshops, installations, or exhibitions held as part of a festival or a significant one-off community event.”
Minister for the Arts, Mitch Fifield, said the programme was part of the Coalition Government’s commitment to improving access to arts and cultural events for those living in regional and remote Australia.
“Arts and cultural activities are an important way to bring communities together, celebrate diversity and promote a sense of community identity,” Minister Fifield said.
“This programme helps organisations to deliver events in regional and remote areas and encourages community participation in arts projects outside of our major cities.”
This competitive grant round is one of two funding rounds available each year through the Department of Communications and the Arts.
Applications must be submitted by 5pm AEDST on Friday, 24 March.
The guidelines and application form are available here.