Arts and culture organisations in Petrie are invited to apply for a share of more than $500,000 available in funding across Australia for arts projects at festivals and significant one-off community celebrations.

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP and Luke Howarth, Member for Petrie invite organisations to apply for the next round of Festivals Australia funding.

Festivals Australia funds arts projects including parades, performances, workshops and installations to promote community engagement at local festivals in regional and remote Australia.

Mr Howarth said festivals are a highlight on the community calendar for people of all ages in Petrie region.

“Through Festivals Australia funding, local artists and organisations can deliver projects that enhance local events with arts and cultural experiences that tell local stories and explore who we are.”

“Last year we saw a multitude of festivals be funded in the Queensland area. This year I’m looking forward to seeing many festivals in my local area get involved”

Minister Fletcher said the Government was committed to providing opportunities to share and explore Australian stories and identity through the arts.

“Arts projects funded by Festivals Australia provide valuable opportunities for local artists to come together to share their works, and are a drawcard for tourists and local economies.”

Applications close on Sunday March 22 at 5pm.

Organisations looking to apply are encouraged to check the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS Remoteness Areas 2011) to determine whether their festival is in an eligible location.

For more information and to apply visit: