Festivals Australia

Type of Measure: 
Grant
Description: 
Festivals Australia program assists the presentation or arts and cultural activities at Australian regional and community festivals. The program supports new arts and cultural projects, which add to the quality and diversity of the arts and cultural programming of festivals.
Relevancy: 
Article 7 - Measures to promote cultural expressions of the convention encourages communities to create, produce, disseminate, distribute and have access to their own cultural expressions, with a focus on special circumstances and needs of women as well as various social groups, including persons belonging to minorities and indigenous peoples; and to have access to diverse cultural expressions from within their communities as well as from other countries of the world. Additionally, to recognize the important contribution of artists, others involved in the creative process, cultural communities, and organizations that support their work, and their central role in nurturing the diversity of cultural expressions.
Grant/Direct Investment (amount per annum): 
$1.9 million for 2010/11
Start Date: 
1996
End Date: 
Ongoing
Department/ Organisation: 
Office for the Arts, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Website: 
http://www.arts.gov.au/arts/festivals_australia
Theme: 
Festival
Level of Government: 
Federal