DAN TEHAN MP
MINISTER FOR TRADE, TOURISM & INVESTMENT
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WANNON

OPEN | FESTIVALS AUSTRALIA FUNDING

February 26, 2020

Arts and culture organisations in Wannon are invited to apply for a share of more than $500,000 available in funding across Australia for art projects at festivals and significant one-off community celebrations.

Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan MP and Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP invite organisations to apply for the next round of Festivals Australia funding.

Festivals Australia funds arts projects including parades, performances, workshops and installations to promote community engagement at local festivals in regional and remote Australia.

Mr Tehan said festivals are a highlight on the community calendar for people of all ages across Wannon.

“Through Festivals Australia funding, local artists and organisations can deliver projects that enhance local events with arts and cultural experiences that tell local stories and explore who we are.”

An example of successful projects in Wannon range from the Red Gum Festival Development Group in Cavendish to the Tarerer Gunditj Project Association Inc. I in Warrnambool have been successful in attracting funding for their events.

Minister Fletcher said the Government was committed to providing opportunities to share and explore Australian stories and identity through the arts.

“Arts projects funded by Festivals Australia provide valuable opportunities for local artists to come together to share their works, and are a drawcard for tourists and local economies.”

Applications close on Sunday, March 22 at 5 pm.

Organisations looking to apply are encouraged to check the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS Remoteness Areas 2011) to determine whether their festival is in an eligible location.

For more information and to apply visit: www.arts.gov.au/festivals.

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