Grow Cultural Tourism Fund QLD

This program provides funding for new events and festival concepts, for non-arts events to develop and embed arts and cultural programming and for established signature cultural events.
Closes in 3 days

Closing date: Thursday 29 February 2024 Thu 29 Feb 2024

What do you get?

Funding varies.

Who is this for?

Organisations undertaking arts and cultural events in QLD.


Funding is available under 3 streams:

  • Stream 1 – proposed new cultural tourism focussed events and festivals can apply for matched funding (1:1) up to $30,000 to support costs associated in the development of a feasibility study to explore the new event or festival concept.
  • Stream 2 – non-arts events can apply for matched funding (1:1) up to $50,000 to develop and embed Queensland arts and cultural programming within an event or festival that activates locations, attracts new audiences, builds local capacity and employment, and provides communities and visitors with access to local, high-quality arts and cultural activity.
  • Stream 3 – established signature cultural events can apply for matched funding (1:1) up to $80,000 to support the engagement of creative expertise (individual or company) to produce, present, and promote new arts programming and/or initiatives that will increase the scale and impact of established signature cultural events or festivals.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • must be based in Queensland and funded events must take place in Queensland
  • not be individuals and not be auspiced
  • have confirmed non-Queensland Government investment of at least 50% of project costs
  • have written and confirmed endorsements from the relevant regional tourism organisation and local council
  • not receive more than $500,000 per annum investment through Arts Queensland
  • provide confirmation of any investment through Tourism and Events Queensland.

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