New partnerships supported for Queensland arts and cultural organisations

21 April 2015

Today the Government has announced the Australia Council’s Queensland Partnerships Development Initiative that will build the capacity of the community arts and cultural development sector across the state to partner with other organisations to deliver new projects.

More than $64,000 in targeted funding will be provided across thirteen organisations through this initiative.

These grants will support Community Partnerships organisations to forge and further develop partnerships with a range of organisations to deliver inclusive arts projects in Brisbane and regional Queensland, engaging and collaborating with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, Indigenous artists and remote communities, older Australians and leading and emerging artists with disability.

Partnerships supported through the Australia Council’s Queensland Partnerships Development Initiative grants include:

Inala Wangarra Inc: $5,000 to work with an experienced facilitator to produce a framework and action plan to develop and maintain an ongoing arts and cultural development program in the Indigenous community of Inala.

InsideOutside Theatre Company: $5,000 to support the establishment of a new dance ensemble to create opportunities for emerging artists with disability in the North Lakes region to learn, create, explore and perform a new body of work.

The Creative Ageing Centre: $5,000 to bring together leaders from Australia and New Zealand to explore strategies for the advancement of arts and cultural projects in aged care facilities and community spaces.

Centre for Australasian Theatre: $5,000 to develop a cultural framework to increase participation the theatre’s projects by people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Cairns and the surrounding region.

The Australia Council continues to support community arts and cultural development through its new grants model which is open to artists in all areas of practice. From January 2015 there are five grant programs, each with specific assessment criteria published on the Australia Council website:

  • Development grants for individuals and groups.
  • Arts project grants for individuals and groups.
  • Arts project grants for organisations.
  • Fellowships.
  • Six year funding for organisations.

For more information on funding opportunities available through the Australia Council visit www.australiacouncil.gov.au. Applications for the next round of Australia Council grants close on Tuesday 2 June 2015.