Regional Queensland artists, organisations and communities whose arts and cultural practices have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic are eligible to receive up to $30,000 worth of project funding as part of the Regional Arts Fund’s (RAF) Recovery Boost program, administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance Inc.
The RAF Recovery stream will support programs that assist in medium-term recovery from the impacts of COVID-19, including creative recovery projects, training programs, operational recovery plans, asset purchase or replacement, and the development of risk plans, emergency operating procedures and responses.
Applications for the competitive funding round open 9 am, 31 August until 5 pm, 12 October 2020.
Flying Arts Alliance Executive Officer, Kerryanne Farrer, says the funding will assist to strengthen the cultural fabric of regional and rural Queensland communities.
“Arts and cultural regeneration in our regional, remote and rural Queensland communities is essential as we continue to navigate the changing landscape of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Ms Farrer.
“While many of our galleries, museums and cultural institutions are beginning to re-open, there remains uncertainty for the continued delivery of arts and cultural events, especially performing arts, which knit our communities together.
“We encourage institutions, groups and organisations to utilise this funding to provide new modes of connection, creativity, and more robust operating procedures to ensure the continuity of our rich creative culture.”
The final stage of the RAF Recovery Boost program, RAF Renewal —funding multi-year (up to 3 year) strategic initiatives for sector rehabilitation — will open for proposals in early September.
For more information about the RAF Recovery grant and eligibility requirements, please visit: https://flyingarts.org.au/regional-arts-fund-recovery-boost/
The RAF Recovery Boost is a one-off targeted investment provided by the Australian Government. The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia. In Queensland, the Regional Arts Fund is administered by Flying Arts Alliance according to the objectives and general eligibility determined by the Australian Government.
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.
Flying Arts is an arts and cultural development organisation which has been delivering visual arts projects and services to regional and remote Queensland since 1971. The Association has played a significant role in inspiring artists and communities, as well as helping to overcome the impacts of regional isolation and remote living.
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