Funding helps mark North’s biggest banana split record attempt


The north’s world record attempt at the longest banana split has received a welcome financial boost, with the iconic Feast of the Senses securing federal grant funding.

Northern based Government Senator Ian Macdonald said he was delighted to see Feast of the Senses Inc receive a $33,456.50 grant through Festivals Australia, which will be used to commission a temporary art installation to mark the official Guinness World Record attempt.

“This is fantastic news for what is one of the North’s trademark events,” Senator Macdonald said.

“Feast of the Senses is all about celebrating the rich diversity of the region, from the bountiful produce to the creative and talented local community who live and work here, Senator Macdonald said.

The festival committee is to be congratulated for all their hard work in growing the event each year, particularly the introduction of the Guinness World Record attempt at the longest banana split, which has really put this proud banana-growing district on the map.”

Senator Macdonald said the Australian Government provides assistance through a number of programs to support the creation and delivery of high quality and creative work for Australians living in regional and remote areas, including Festivals Australia and the Regional Arts Fund.

Each year approximately $1.2million is provided to Festivals Australia to support arts and cultural activities being showcased in regional and remote Australia.

The next funding round opens in February. For more information about the program visit www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/festivals-australia.

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