58 regional Queensland arts companies are sharing a total of 65 Cultural Tourism Accelerator grants between April and October 2022 worth almost $600,000, funded by the Australian Government.
The funded projects include profile raising for Cooper, Australia’s largest discovered dinosaur, in Eromanga, the town further from the sea than any other settlement in the country; multi-disciplinary creative Scott Maxwell to be the Artist-In-Residence for the Desert Daze Festival at Lake Dunn, Barcaldine; Delta Yarns, a dynamic two-part arts project that comprises creative storytelling workshops, vintage shopwindow spectacle and an intimate performance by Kate Miller-Heidke in the world-renowned Mt Alma wetlands kin the Burdekin; All Fired Up, a time-travelling rock cabaret featuring numerous hits from the 1980’s sung by Cairns local music legend Roz Pappalardo, in Mareeba, and development of Mugul Mountain Retreat as a cultural tourism hotspot for the Gladstone region through a partnership with the Traditional Owners, the Gooreng Gooreng people.
The Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program is a $5 million targeted measure announced in July 2021 by the Australian Government as part of the Regional Arts Tourism package, enabling arts organisations to promote and develop cultural events for tourists across regional Australia. The program is designed to increase tourism visitation in regional, rural and remote communities across Australia by providing financial support for arts and cultural activity.
Flying Arts Alliance Executive Officer, Kerryanne Farrer was delighted to see new funding reaching regional Queensland arts organisations:
“The Cultural Tourism Accelerator Fund is directly benefitting artists and communities, building awareness of events, providing employment and encouraging audiences to attend regional arts experiences.
Farrer continues “This one-off fund has demonstrated the strength and vitality of the regional arts and cultural sector in Queensland, with funds enhancing the appeal and augmenting the reach of existing events to reach new markets.”
The Cultural Tourism Accelerator Fund is aimed at increasing visitation to existing arts and cultural venues, events and programs through four complementary grant streams, and full details can be found at https://flyingarts.org.au/raf/cultural-tourism-program/
For more information on the Regional Arts Fund in Queensland, including upcoming round dates and how to apply, please go to flyingarts.org.au/raf or phone 07 3216 1322.
SUCCESSFUL FLASH MARKETING GRANTS MAY 2022
|Applicant||Project Location||Project Title|
|Whitsundays Arts Festival Inc||Airlie Beach||Two major cultural events: the Songwriter Residency at Yangaro Retreat and the Whitsundays Arts Prize Exhibition|
|J Hunter Creations||Airlie Beach||Day with an Artist in Airlie|
|Burdekin Singers & Theatre Co||Ayr||Promotion of the Musical “Mamma Mia”|
|Delta Yarns||Ayr||ReCollections: Songs and Fashion on the Delta and ReTelling Stories from the North|
|Banana Shire Council||Banana||‘Digital signpost’s – stories from the Sandstone Wonders, Banana Shire Queensland’|
|Desert Uplands Committee||Barcaldine||Ecoartist-In-Residence at the Desert Daze EcoFestival at Lake Dunne and Pentland in early June 2022.|
|Bell Bunya Community Centre||Bell||That Rings A Bell|
|Better in Blackall||Blackall||Blackall – Tambo Regional App Promotion|
|Blackall Artisan Gallery||Blackall||Promoting the Bushman’s Artisan Gallery|
|Red Ridge Interior Qld||Blackall||Western Touring Circuit Marketing|
|Blackbutt Avocado Festival||Blackbutt||Blackbutt Arts Day Out|
|Boondooma Museum||Boondooma||Back to the Bush at Boondooma|
|UMI Arts Ltd||Cairns||Marketing Strategy campaign for UMI Arts Big Talk One Fire Cultural festival & Symposium|
|Cairns Historical Society||Cairns||Museum on Stage|
|Cairns Tropical Writers Festival||Cairns||Cairns Tropical Writers Festival (CTWF) 2022: Promotional Partnerships and Visitor Incentive Initiative Proposal, & Targeted Campaign to promote visitation|
|Noosa Open Studios||Cooroy||Noosa Open Studios Art Trail Navigation App|
|Crows Nest Community Arts and Crafts||Crows Nest||InStudio Art Trail 2022 – Digital Marketing Blitz|
|Western Downs Regional Council||Dalby||Visitor attraction campaign from outside the region for iconic Big Skies Festival|
|Outback Gondwana Foundation Ltd||Eromanga||Profile Raising and Awareness Campaign – Bringing Cooper Home|
|BACI (BOLDER ART CIRCLE INC)||Eukey||TRABARTS on Eukey Road is offering a treat. B&Bs, award winning wine, sculpture set in a Girraween Ambience. All at subsidised reduced cost.|
|GAPDL||Gladstone||You’ll be Glad you stayed in Gladstone for Australia day|
|Lee McIvor||Gladstone||Mugul Mountain Retreat Indigenous cultural tourism development and marketing|
|Lanescape Goondiwindi Inc||Goondiwindi||Fostering relationships between businesses and community groups in Goondiwindi and neighbouring towns.|
|Gympie Regional Council||Gympie||Gympie Region Studio Trails 2022|
|Creative Arts Gympie Region||Gympie||Alluvial Contemporary Gallery, a vibrant multi-arts space in the heart of Gympie.|
|Mary Valley Artslink Inc||Imbil||Experience the Mary Valley and its annual Art Festival.|
|Jandowae Tennis Association Inc||Jandowae||Live Painting Demonstrations from Artist, Graeme McCullough and #1ARIA charting Country Rock Band added to the Jandowae Timbertown Festival program.|
|McKinlay Shire Council||Julia Creek||Chinese Labourer History Research and Signage Installation Project|
|Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery||Kingaroy||Queensland Winter Craft Festival|
|Chrome and Clutter||Laidley||2022 Chrome and Clutter festival|
|Mackay Regional Council||Mackay||Mackay Festival of Arts Targeted Marketing Campaign for postcodes 4700, 4744, 4800 and 4802|
|In The Loop||Mackay||Think Blue/ Go Green – Strategic Marketing Plan To Increase Overnight Visitation To Rhythm & The Reef (Mackay Region)|
|Dancenorth||Mackay||Dancenorth Australia’s drive tourism market advertising campaign – Wayfinder (World Premiere)|
|Rachel Terry / Box Jelly||Mareeba||All Fired Up a Rock Cabaret on the banks of the Barron River|
|Creative Country Association, Inc||Murgon||A strategic and targeted marketing campaign to create awareness of, and visitation to, a new tourist attraction located in Murgon.|
|Pioneer Valley Arts Inc.||Pinnacle||Badila Gallery Marketing|
|Bernadette Mollison||Point Lookout||North Stradbroke Island Minjerribah Tjerrangerrie winter arts trail.|
|Amanda Bennetts||Pomona||The 40 Under 40 Marketing Campaign|
|Film & Arts Mackay Inc||Proserpine||Reels to Reef Film Festival|
|Rockhampton Regional Council||Rockhampton||Darumbal On Country Self-Guided Tour|
|Cape York Folk Club Inc.||Rossville||Cape York Folk Club Re-Packaged: New site, New life! Cape York Folk Club – Camping – New venue for Hire – Wallaby Creek Festival 2022|
|Karragarra Sea Market Festival||Russell Island||Redlands Coast Islands Festival Website, Marketing Collateral Development & Campaign|
|Isaac Regional Council||St Lawrence||St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend Event|
|Koinmerburra Aboriginal Corporation||St Lawrence||St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend – Sunset Cultural Experience June 2022.|
|The Granite Belt Art and Craft Inc||Stanthorpe||Granite Belt Art & Ag Exhibition|
|The Granite Belt Art and Craft Inc||Stanthorpe||Social media and advertising campaign to drive visitation to the Granite Belt region for the Arts Trail Event.|
|Tambo Arts Council Inc.||Tambo||The GAP – Grassland Art Prize|
|Tara & District Family Support||Tara||CARNIVALE|
|The Condensery||Toogoolawa||Deliver an outdoor and social media campaign to attract audiences a survey exhibition of work by Merton Chambers 9 July – 4 September 2022.|
|Empire Theatres Pty Ltd||Toowoomba||Everybody Roar! at Thrive on Arts 2022|
|Full Throttle Theatre Company Inc||Townsville||Future Proofing one of North Queensland Folk Festival to meet the creative needs of the North Queensland and attract visitors to our region.|
|Townsville City Council||Townsville||North Australian Festival of Arts – National Marketing Campaign & Hub activation|
|Townsville Enterprise Limited||Townsville||MOUA Above Water|
|Australian Festival of Chamber Music||Townsville||Rhythm of Life at AFCM Festival Garden|
|Shakespeare under the stars Inc||Townsville||Magic Under the Stars|
|The CrackUp Sisters||Winton||Marketing for The Crackup Sisters Outback Arts Installation and Venue Housewarming Number 4|
|Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival||Winton||Bringing the Beach to the Bush|
|Tablelands Folk Festival||Yungaburra||In Visible Sight. Interactive tour of the cultural landmarks of the Dulgubarra Yidinji people|
Flying Arts Alliance acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands and seas on which we work, live and create. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Flying Arts Alliance is honoured to acknowledge the Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency, the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM as our Patron. We also acknowledge Mr Tim Fairfax AC and Mrs Gina Fairfax as our Cultural Patrons.
Flying Arts is a not-for-profit organisation inspiring the appreciation, practice and professional development of the visual and media arts as a lifetime interest or career throughout regional and remote Queensland, supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and corporate partners and benefactors.
Flying Arts is the administrator in Queensland of the Regional Arts Fund (RAF), an Australian Government program provided through Regional Arts Australia.
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Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Flying Arts Alliance
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.