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14 August, 2020

Festival Funding to Reactivate Local Arts

Cairns Regional Council will look to secure a $250,000 State Government grant to produce a new vibrant, high quality work at Cairns Festival 2021.

An expression of interest will be submitted to the Spaces and Places Activation stream within Arts Queensland’s Arts and Cultural Recovery Package.

It is envisioned the new Cairns Festival activation will help stimulate the recovery of the local arts sector by attracting cultural tourism and heighten the local sector’s resilience through

The project aims to support regional artists, drive local employment and re-engage audiences in the region after the significant effects of COVID-19.

Council offices will work on the submission, which proposes the creation of a signature lighting installation.

The project will also engage local communities and artists to develop and create work to tie in with several existing Cairns Festival activations planned next year’s event.

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