The Queensland government has announced two new arts funding initiatives beginning in 2022, providing new funding opportunities for projects from First Nations and diverse artists. The first package, the First Nations Pathways Fund, contains a total of $2.6 million to be injected into First Nations performing arts companies across four years. 

Queensland Government

“The First Nations Pathways Fund will support delivery of Creative Together 2020–2030, the Palaszczuk Government’s 10-year roadmap for arts culture and creativity, including its priorities to Elevate First Nations Arts, share our stories and celebrate our storytellers”, said Leeanne Enoch, Minister for Arts, Communities and Housing and Digital Economy.

The funding will be shared by five companies across Queensland, including the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation in Redlands, Karul Projects on the Gold Coast, and three Cairns-based organisations: the Pryce Centre, based at Bulmba-ja arts centre, Miriki Performing Arts and Grace Lillian Lees Productions.

“The Pryce Centre, based at Bulmba-ja arts centre, is a place of creative and cultural innovation,...