Win-win with arts and culture funding

Funding to support arts and cultural heritage organisations to develop and tour exhibitions in regional areas is now open.

Northern based Government Senator Ian Macdonald said the latest funding round of the Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring program would not only help attract quality tours and exhibitions to the north, but could also help local groups secure funding to showcase their own work.

“The Visions of Australia program is really a win-win for regional audiences and our talented arts and cultural community here in the North,” Senator Macdonald said.

“Not only does it benefit audiences by supporting tours and exhibitions in the regional areas, it also helps local groups to take their own work on the road, like the Girringun Aboriginal Corporation in Cardwell, who received more than $30,000 in the previous funding round for an upcoming tour across regional areas in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.”

Senator Macdonald said the funding will also support a number of touring exhibitions in the region over coming months, including Lustre: Pearling and Australia, from the Museum of Western Australia which is set to feature at the Museum of Tropical Queensland towards the end of the year. 

“The Visions of Australia program aims to inspire, educate and entertain audiences and allow them to experience significant collections and stories from across the country,” Senator Macdonald said.

He said it is one of a number of Australian Government initiatives designed to increase audience access to different art forms and provide wider exposure for regional artists.

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 at 5.00pm AEST.

The guidelines and application form are available at


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