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Progress

Keep up to date with what is happening and find out about the key actions delivering Sustain 2020-2022, the first phase of Creative Together 2020-2030.

The Queensland Government has committed $22.5 million over two years through the Arts and Cultural Recovery Package of the Queensland Government’s plan to Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs, to support actions in Sustain 2020-2022, ensuring the sector’s foundation to emerge from the impacts of COVID-19 with strength.

A strong and sustainable sector

New fund: Independent Creation Fund

The Independent Creation Fund supports Queensland employers of independent artists and arts workers to implement initiatives that will create jobs and employment opportunities.

Audience Outlook Monitor- July 2021

Queensland and National data from the July 2021 Audience Outlook Monitor Survey.

Organisations Fund 2022 - 2025 Recipients announced

The Organisations Fund 2022 – 2025 is providing $33.5 million in core funding to 46 Queensland arts and cultural organisations.

 

Elevate First Nations arts

Youth engagement and performance through The Stars Project

A unique initiative connecting Torres Strait Islander youth with traditional arts and cultural activities, culminating with a performance at Bulmba-ja, Cairns. 

Supporting new First Nations work

Round 2 of the First Nations Commissioning Fund to create new work and support uniquely Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island stories is now open.

First Nations Pathways

Now Open: First Nations Pathways - Performing Arts Emerging Organisations Fund 2022-2025 provides up to $100,000 per annum for operational costs and up to an additional $30,000 per annum for business development support for eligible Queensland-based First Nations emerging arts or cultural organisations

 

Activate Queensland’s local places and global digital spaces

Exciting first reveal of Rockhampton Museum of Art

Investment in regional arts and cultural infrastructure is yielding major benefits in Rockhampton with construction now completed on the new Rockhampton Museum of Art.

Construction of new 1500-seat theatre creating jobs and opportunities for Qld

Queensland’s new state-of-the-art theatre is taking shape providing jobs and opportunities for apprentices in Brisbane.

The Kitchen Sessions Equipment Upgrade

The Digital Adaptation fund enabled the Kitchen Sessions team to purchase higher quality equipment to deliver a series of shows as part of Season 1.

 

Drive social change across the state

Communities to benefit from mental health grant funding

Arts projects have been supported through the Queensland Mental Health Week 2021 Community Events Grant Program

New Arts Advantage projects supported

Four new arts projects have been supported through the latest round of the Queensland Arts Showcase Program.

New data shows the value Australians place on arts and creativity

Australia Council for the Arts has released the fourth iteration of the National Participation Survey, exploring Australian's engagement and attitudes towards the arts. 

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Strengthen Queensland communities

Ingress – a one-woman circus show

Investment through the First Night Showcase Program - Judith Wright Arts Centre program supported Bridie Hooper's  new work Ingress.

Procurement starts for next stage of regional arts service and touring delivery

EOI is open for next exciting phase of the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) and Queensland’s regional touring service.

Let’s Connect - Lorinda May Merrypor

Bringing music and inspiration to remote and regional Queensland, Lorinda May Merrypor forged lasting connections with First Nations communities through her program to support wellbeing and arts engagement post-COVID.

 

Share our stories and celebrate our storytellers

New picture books published by State Library delight Queensland families

Mischief-making animals leap onto the shelves at Queensland public libraries as part of First 5 Forever.

Queensland Memory Awards

The recipients of the 2021 Queensland Memory Awards have been announced recognising the valuable contribution of Queenslanders  in the investigation, preservation and celebration of Queensland’s stories.

Brisbane Festival returns brighter than ever

Brisbane Festival's Brightly Brisbane program is pakced with performances, arts experiences and stories.