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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 national research on audience sentiment

A new report in the Audience Outlook Monitor series shows how Australians are feeling about attending arts and cultural event following COVID-19.

New funding for live music

The Live Music Support program offers contestable grant funding to Queensland-based indoor live music venues to offset revenue losses and stabilise business operations in 2021.

Individuals Fund now open

Queensland based individual artists or cultural workers are able to apply for up to $7,000 through AQ’s Individuals Fund, including up to $1,000 for equipment purchases to support participation in transformational professional and career development opportunities.

 

Elevate First Nations arts

Establishing First Nations Arts and Cultures Panel

The First Nations Art and Cultures Panel has been established to amplify the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the future of arts, culture and creativity in Queensland, with a focus on meaningful representation and engagement.

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.

 

Activate Queensland’s local places and global digital spaces

2021 World Science Festival makes a spark in Brisbane

The 2021 World Science Festival Brisbane (WSFB) is back and will offer a dynamic mix of educational, fun and fascinating activities both live and digital.

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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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

Two new funds for Queensland touring

A new approach to arts touring in Queensland will make it easier to take incredible arts experiences on the road and support access to diverse arts and cultural experiences for audiences and communities across the state.  

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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Share our stories and celebrate our storytellers

Unwrapping the stories from Queensland State Archives

Queensland’s history from the last 200 years is filled with fascinating stories and Queensland State Archives has the records to tell them in their new collection - Unwrapping the stories from Queensland State Archives

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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