stART Grant Program – Recipients Announced


The stART Grant Program was established by Arts Queensland to support Queensland independent artists and arts workers impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

Creative Arts Alliance has administered the stART Grant Program in the South East Queensland North region which includes the local government areas of Gympie, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Somerset and Redlands

Of the $700,000 of stART funding available, $90,000 has been allocated to the region. Thirty applicants from the local arts sector including artists, producers, technicians, freelancers and other arts workers whose employment has been reduced or ceased due to the pandemic, will now be receiving $3000. This grant will assist in the development of arts and creative projects, producer services, technical support and equipment purchases.

The recipients of the stART Grant Program funding from this region are Anthony Borsato, Kilagi Nielsen, Wendy McGrath, Eugene Carchesio, Kevin Starkey, Matthew Inglis, Vickie Gest, Renee Irving Lee, Emma Che Raethke, Sheree Ramage, Bianca Tainsh, Brenda Monaghan, Jeremy Staples, Melanie Lang, Bill Hughes, Tricia Dobson, Wendy McPhee, Anita Nevar, Matt Godden, Chloe Lanham, Charlotte Mungomery, Daniel Dunlop, Richelle Spence, Annika Patrick, Ruby Donohoe, Johanna DeMaine, Courtney Scheu, James Muller, Rachel Choi and Mike Epworth.


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