Finance, Natural Resources and The Arts
The Honourable Rachel Nolan
30 arts projects awarded Development and Presentation Grants
A Brisbane company travelling to Japan to perform for children, a Sunshine Coast non-fiction literary festival and a unique event that takes theatre to the streets are among 30 Queensland arts projects to be awarded a Development and Presentation grant this year.
Arts Minister Rachel Nolan said the groups were sharing in a total of $659,505 in funding for the projects.
“Development and Presentation Grants (DPGs) are in place to assist artists, collectives and arts organisations deliver a range of exciting projects and performances across the state,” Ms Nolan said.
“After the huge success of its inaugural event earlier this year, Anywhere Theatre Festival will receive $48,875 towards facilitating and producing a follow-up event in 2012.
“This funding will also go towards ensuring the future sustainability of this truly unique Brisbane event which took theatre to kitchens, cars and footpaths!”
“Regional Queensland produces some great work and it’s pleasing to see that $323,255 of the funding will go towards 15 projects throughout regional Queensland.
“There were some very exciting and innovative applications, including one from the Sunshine Coast Regional Council to continue its development of the 10-day biennial green art event, Floating Land 2013.
“Another successful applicant was the Sunshine Hinterland Writers Centre Inc, which will receive $13,900 in funding for the promotion and professional development of authors for the Reality Bites literary non-fiction festival in Cooroy in July 2012.
“Brisbane company DeBase Productions will receive $28,266 in funding so they can take their children’s theatre show, Hurry Up and Wait to Japan.
The DPGs are offered twice a year and offer up to $50,000 for new works, exhibitions, productions, industry developments and cultural engagement activities.
“The August round was very competitive with 121 applications,” Ms Nolan said.
“The successful projects were chosen on their artistic or cultural merit, the contribution they make to Queensland’s arts sector, and the correspondence to the priorities identified in the Queensland Arts and Cultural Sector Plan 2010-13.”
Full list of grants available on request.
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