Festivals Australia and Visions of Australia Regional Touring Programs open for applications

10 September 2015

Festivals Australia and Visions of Australia regional programs are now open for applications.

Festivals Australia and Visions of Australia are administered by the Ministry for the Arts and enable artists and organisations to shape Australia's cultural landscape, increase cultural diversity and inspire, educate and entertain audiences across Australia.

Funding is available for projects and tours that increase access to and participation in the arts and cultural heritage for Australians living in regional and remote communities. Two funding rounds will take place each year.

Festivals Australia provides access to arts projects that grow audiences at festivals across regional Australia, support partnerships and collaboration and encourage community participation in arts projects at regional and remote festivals.

By supporting the development and touring of exhibitions, Visions of Australia increases access to high-quality Australian arts and cultural material, with a focus on audiences in regional and remote Australia. The program also encourages curatorial partnerships across the collections sector.

The Ministry for the Arts delivers programs and policies that ensure the sustainability of Australia's arts and culture sector by supporting artistic production, protecting and strengthening cultural heritage and expression, and encouraging opportunities for public engagement with arts and culture.

Applications to Festivals Australia and Visions of Australia close on Friday 9 October 2015.

For more information, to view the guidelines and to submit an application visit the Ministry for the Arts website.