New Arts Infrastructure Fund

There’s a new Arts Infrastructure Fund rolled out today aimed to help small-to-medium-sized organisations throughout the state improve their facilities.

arts fundingArts Minister Leeanne Enoch says the $250,000 fund will improve arts facilities and encourage greater access to arts and cultural experiences within local communities.

“The Government is committed to supporting a vibrant arts and cultural sector in Queensland and recognises the critical role of infrastructure in making this happen.”

“The breadth of infrastructure projects that could be delivered as a result of this new funding is considerable. It could include essential premises upgrades such as roof replacement or repairs, the installation of stairs, ramps or lifts to increase accessibility, and other structural improvements.”

The Minister says new art studio spaces or workshops could be constructed through the use of this funding.

“The fund can also support sustainability initiatives such as solar panel installation, energy-efficient lighting, and new or improved air-conditioning and ventilation systems.”

The Arts Infrastructure Fund will offer funding up to $50,000 per applicant for a maximum of 50 per cent of the total eligible project cost.

Applications for the fund open today 29 January and close 16 March 2018.

For more information, or to apply, click the ‘funding’ tab on the Arts Queensland website