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New funding for Arts & Cultural groups in Wentworth

10th February 2017  |  Comments

Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Member for Wentworth have encouraged arts and cultural heritage organisations to apply for the Visions of Australia regional exhibitions touring program.

Each year $2.4 million is available to arts and culture organisations to develop or tour exhibitions.

“The Visions of Australia program gives Australians the opportunity to experience quality art and culture exhibitions that might not otherwise be able to travel to regional areas. I encourage organisations with the capacity to tour to apply for the program,” said Mr Turnbull.

“It’s an opportunity to share Wentworth’s unique arts and culture throughout Australia. Each tour must include at least three venues outside of NSW with tours to regional venues a higher priority for funding.”

Minister Fifield said the program is one of a number of Australian Government initiatives designed to increase audience access to different art forms and provide wider exposure for Australian artists.

“The Turnbull Government is ensuring regional and remote audiences have access to quality exhibitions and cultural activities. The Visions of Australia program aims to inspire, educate and entertain audiences and allow them to experience significant collections and stories from across Australia.”

Two application rounds are held each year, in February for funding to commence from 1 July, and October for funding to commence the following January.

Applications for this round close on Friday, 10 March 2017 at 5.00 pm AEDST.

The guidelines and application form are available at: https://www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/visions-australia.

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