Hendra-based Museums & Galleries Queensland will be one of the 13 recipients of the $400,000 Queensland Arts Showcase Program, one of the major arts funding programs of the State Government.
Under the grants program, M&G QLD will get $59,500 to fund their Mentorship, International Fellowship & Internship Program.
The fellowship and internship program supports paid and volunteer staff in Queensland public museums and galleries to access expertise in national and international cultural institutions for professional development. This initiative aims to build the capacity of Queensland’s collections sector, its workers and the communities they serve.
According to Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch, this latest round of projects highlights some amazing work being undertaken across a range of artistic disciplines, including visual arts, theatre, comedy and cabaret.
“These projects are connecting communities by telling rich stories and providing a way for people to explore and unpack complex issues,”Minister Enoch said in a media statement.
The 12 other recipients of the Queensland Arts Showcase Program Funding are as follows:
|Recipient||Amount Received from Queensland Arts Showcase Program funding|
|Shake & Stir Theatre Company – Brisbane||$60,000|
|Daniele Constance – Brisbane||$15,000|
|Libby Harward Art – Gold Coast||$38,295|
|Australian Festival of Chamber Music – Townsville||$25,000|
|Vulcana Women’s Circus Inc – Brisbane||$27,250|
|Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival – Gympie||$5,200|
|Baran Theatre – Bulimba||$29,728|
|Grace Sankey – Toowoomba||$4,635|
|Cairn Tor Pty Ltd – Scenic Rim||$44,500|
|Blue Roo Theatre Company Inc. – Brisbane||$48,947|
|Caitlin Franzmann – South Brisbane||$16,370|
|Clint Bolster – Brisbane||$26,500|
About Museums & Galleries Queensland
Museums & Galleries Queensland is a non-profit company serving as peak professional body leading and supporting Queensland’s museum and gallery sector through the delivery of:
- sector development
- training and professional development
- exhibition development and touring
- research, advisory and advocacy programs
- services to promote best practice and build skills and capacity
It is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and is assisted by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.