25 March 2020

Queensland Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch has announced grants to provide funds for individual artists and arts organisations to support the Queensland arts sector, which continues to be impacted by the cancellation of events as a result of COVID-19.

Existing funds will be reallocated and funding will be brought forward to support the arts sector now when they need it most.

The next round of Individuals Fund grants will be boosted to $500,000, with criteria expanded to encourage applications with a focus on building digital skills, creative development and small project activities; as well as the digital adaptation or delivery of works.

Applications will also open to access $2 million under the Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP), to support activities including creative development, digital content creation, and digital delivery. Funding caps for QASP Arts Ignite and Arts Impact projects will increase to $80 000, and to $120,000 for QASP Arts Illuminate projects.

Eligibility requirements for QASP applications have been broadened to encourage digital delivery into schools and communities and support small equipment purchases.

Applications open on Friday 27 March 2020 – see for more information.