An Australian Government Initiative

Regional Development Australia

Festivals Australia Funding—Applications Now Open

21 September 2017

For the information of RDA Committees and their stakeholders

Applications are now open for the latest funding round of the Festivals Australia program. The program provides funding to support individual art projects at festivals or significant one-off community events, such as a town's centenary celebration or opening of a new major community resource.

The program supports projects in regional and remote areas of Australia that provide access to high quality arts experiences that grow and encourage audience participation in regional Australia.

Each year the program provides project funding totalling approximately $1.2 million to support arts and festival organisations.

Applications for this round close on 20 October 2017 for projects commencing from 1 February 2018. The next funding round is expected to open in early 2018.

For more information about the program and to apply, please visit the Festivals Australia website.