$6.8 million in RISE funding allocated to NSW and QLD arts orgs

11 QLD and 18 NSW arts organisations from theatre to First Nations and regional arts, share in $6.8 million from the second round of Federal RISE grants for COVID recovery.

As the arts sector was again shut down across parts of Queensland this week, but some good news came with an announced from the Federal Minister’s office.

Today (1 April), the Hon Paul Fletcher announced an extra $2 million has been allocated to Queensland’s creative sector under the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) program. 11 organisations were the beneficiaries of the new funding.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina