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Funding showcases vibrant arts across Queensland

Posted by Team APATA | Apr 7, 2022

A diverse array of 19 arts and cultural experiences will share in more than $700,000 through the latest round of the Palaszczuk Government’s Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP).

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said Palaszczuk Government funding through the latest QASP round would showcase theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, circus performance, writing, visual arts, crafts and design.

“These QASP projects will activate communities across the state from the Gold Coast to the Cassowary Coast, Toowoomba to the Thursday Island, and will deliver international outcomes in France and Italy,” Minister Enoch said.

“QASP projects provide creative opportunities for Queensland audiences, helping to grow employment opportunities for Queensland arts companies, artists and arts workers, and deliver on the priorities of Creative Together, the Queensland Government’s 10-year Roadmap for Arts, Culture and Creativity.

“Our priority to Elevate First Nations arts will see Kabi Elder Aunty Helena Gulash and musical director Deline Briscoe create programming for the Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival, Bindur Bullin (aka Paul Bong) documenting printmaking in Yidinji Country, and support for Thursday Island’s Winds of Zenadth Cultural Festival.

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“First Nations artists Judy Watson, D Harding and Megan Cope will showcase work centred on respecting the protocols of First Nations People, at Paris’ prestigious Palais de Tokyo, in the exhibition Reclaim the Earth,” the Minister said.

QASP funding will also support Daniele Constance’s new work Looks like a Tourist from the creative development phase through to public presentation at HOTA on the Gold Coast and Horizon Festival on the Sunshine Coast.

“I am thrilled to be receiving this QASP funding as it will provide critical support in the development of a new participatory dance work in regional Queensland. It supports a pivotal moment which enables me to take creative risks, establish new collaborations with Queensland artists and share my work at two significant venues. This funding allows me not only to go deeper into the creative process, but also wider as I present the work at bigger and more established venues and festivals,”

Daniele Constance

In 2021-22, including this latest round, QASP has funded 77 projects with more than $3 million, delivering on Creative Together priorities to elevate First Nations art, activate local places, drive social change, strengthen Queensland communities, and share our stories.

QASP Arts Accelerate and Arts Activate Round 7 will open for applications on 3 May 2022.

For more information, please go to: https://www.arts.qld.gov.au/aq-funding

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