Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts
The Honourable Ros Bates
ARTS FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR QUEENSLAND’S TOP PERFORMERS
The Newman LNP Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the arts, encouraging Queensland’s smaller arts companies to apply for 2013 annual funding.
Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, Ros Bates, said the Government supports the industry across the state.
“Arts Queensland’s small to medium organisations funding program, s2m, is an opportunity for our state’s best arts companies to secure funding and continue to deliver a quality product,” Ms Bates said.
“This is a competitive funding round that goes to hard-working companies which have a proven track record of producing great arts at a local level, developing new work and providing employment opportunities.”
Ms Bates said the s2m program offered a mix of triennial funding and annual funding which is available for 2013.
“Offering arts companies the opportunity to secure annual funding ensures that support is available each year to new companies who make the grade,” she said.
“The s2m program is open to organisations in urban and regional communities, in a range of art forms from theatre, dance, music, film and visual arts to writing and design.
“In 2012, the s2m program welcomed new recipients Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre (BEMAC), the Australian Voices and Cairns’ Umi Arts.
“Successful organisations are those which demonstrate excellence and innovation in their particular regions and art forms.”
To apply for s2m annual funding, organisations must demonstrate evidence of artistic vibrancy and perform well against set criteria in the s2m guidelines.
Applications close 15 June 2012.