Territory arts and cultural heritage organisations are encouraged to apply for grants under the Visions of Australia regional exhibitions touring programme.
Minister for the Arts, Mitch Fifield, and Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said today that $2.4 million was available each year to support arts and cultural organisations to develop or tour exhibitions.
“The Visions of Australia programme gives Australians the opportunity to experience high quality art and cultural exhibitions that might not otherwise be able to travel to regional areas. I encourage organisations with the capacity to tour to apply for grants under the programme,” Senator Scullion said.
“It’s an opportunity to share the Territory’s unique arts and culture throughout Australia. Each tour must include at least three venues outside of the NT with tours to regional venues a higher priority for funding.”
Minister Fifield said the programme was one of a number of Coalition Government initiatives designed to increase audience access to different art forms and provide wider exposure for Australian artists.
“The Coalition Government is ensuring regional and remote audiences have access to quality exhibitions and cultural activities. The Visions of Australia programme aims to inspire, educate and entertain audiences and allow them to experience significant collections and stories from across Australia,” Minister Fifield said.
Two application rounds are held each year, in February for funding to commence from 1 July, and October for funding to commence the following January.
Applications for this round close on Friday, 10 March 2017 at 5pm AEDST.
The guidelines and application form are available here.