New Grow Cultural Tourism Fund

The Queensland Government has announced a new fund to support the growth of impactful arts and cultural events in communities across the state.

The Grow Cultural Tourism Fund will strengthen the state’s reputation as a global arts and cultural tourism destination and grow a state-wide calendar of arts and cultural tourism events and programming that activates local communities ahead of the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Recognising that cultural tourism delivers important economic outcomes for Queensland, the Grow Cultural Tourism Fund will turbo charge the growth of local creative communities, and share our state’s unique and ancient stories, identities, and cultures with locals and visitors to Queensland.

Queensland events and festivals can apply for matched funding to grow their cultural tourism capacity across three streams. With grants of up to $30,000 to support feasibility studies for new events, up to $50,000 available for established non-arts events that have potential to grow their cultural tourism experiences through local arts programming, or up to $80,000 to increase the scale and impact of established arts and cultural events.

In its first round, the Grow Cultural Tourism Fund will focus on supporting events outside South East Queensland.

The Grow Cultural Tourism Fund is delivered through Grow 2022-2026, the second action plan of Creative Together 2020-2030, the Palaszczuk Government’s 10-year roadmap for arts, culture and creativity in Queensland. It is also supporting the delivery of Towards Tourism 2032 and its vision for Queensland to be Australia’s destination of choice for domestic and global visitors.

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