Flying Arts welcomes the news of the Morrison Government’s $5 million Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program, announced on Friday 12 November 2021 in a joint release by The Hon Paul Fletcher MP and The Hon Dan Tehan MP.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the $5 million program will support regional artists, arts workers and organisations to develop new events, programs and performance opportunities that will attract audiences from across the nation.
“The arts and cultural sector is a key contributor to the prosperity of Australia’s regional economy and will play a strong role in bringing tourists back to the regions,” Minister Fletcher said.
“As the vaccine rollout continues and states and territories open up, supporting activities such as festivals, events and visual art exhibitions in regional communities will be critical to attracting tourists and visitors. Accelerating tourism to regional communities will help them rebound from the devastating impacts of the pandemic.”
Rounds for the RAF Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program in Queensland open on Tuesday 16 November.
See the Grant Page here for further details, eligibility and to apply.
The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is an Australian Government program designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. The fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia and is administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance.