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

Supporting programs that focus on attracting and retaining young people

Funding announced in October through the Youth And Arts Pathways program will support 8 projects to attract and retain young people within the sector.

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Stabilising and sustaining the sector

Funding announced through the Recovery Funding- Sustain program will support Independent arts organisations, Organisations Fund 2017-2020 recipients, key festivals and Major Performing Arts Organisations.

Queensland stARTS plan for economic recovery in arts sector

Independent Queensland artists and arts workers impacted by COVID-19, will receive financial relief with more than $700,000 in Queensland Government stART grants recently awarded.

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Elevate First Nations arts

Supporting Indigenous Arts Centres: Pormpuraaw

Investment from the Indigenous Art Centre Uplift program supported Pormpuraaw Art & Cultural Centre in their giant mural project

Supporting Queensland First Nations arts

The First Nations Commissioning Fund is supporting  Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural practitioners, organisations, collectives or communities to commission and deliver uniquely Queensland Indigenous stories, arts and cultural experiences, products and celebrations.

Expanding investment in IACs

Three Indigenous arts centres are being supported with two-year funding through the Indigenous Art Centre Launch Fund.

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Activate Queensland’s local places and global digital spaces

Activating outdoor and non-traditional settings

The new Open Air will support the activation of outdoor and non-traditional settings and the production and delivery of a program of works by artists and arts organisations in these spaces. 

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Supporting the development and presentation of digital programming

The new Digital Adaptation will support the development of digital performances that increase reach across Queensland and enhance audience experiences.

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Reopening and programming under COVID restrictions

The Venue Pilot Program, provided almost $200,000 to six venues across the state to pilot venue reopenings and programming under Stage three conditions of Queensland’s Roadmap to Recovery restrictions.

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Drive social change across the state

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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Arts advantage supporting social impact

A new stream in the Queensland Arts Showcase Program is supporting arts-led projects which provide social benefits to Queenslanders.

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Arts projects supporting Thriving Cohesive Communities

Arts projects have been supported through the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors Thriving Cohesive Communities Grants have been announced. 

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Strengthen Queensland communities

Supporting artists to present new work

Outcomes of the First Nights Showcase program for Bulmba-ja and Judith Wrights Arts Centre have been announced.

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Supporting live performances and engagement activities in regional communities

The Creative to Go program is supporting e-engage with live, local and high quality arts experiences in regional communities.

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Supporting locally-driven content and activities

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership betweent the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and local governments investing in local driven projects, creating jobs, fostering creativity and boosting cultural tourism.

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Share our stories and celebrate our storytellers

Preserving and revitalising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages

Outcomes for the Queensland Government's Indigenous Languages Grants 2020 have been announced.

Conserving Queensland’s heritage places

The Queensland Government is commited to conserving and promoting Queensland cultural heritage through the inclusion of heritage buildings on the Queensland Heritage Register.

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Sharing our stories with little Queenslanders

Created by local talent, the new First 5 Forever Stories for Little Queenslanders series shared stories inspired by people and communities around Queensland.