What is Queensland Arts Showcase Program?

The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) is a funding to support individuals, organisations or collectives to deliver vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland.



The Queensland Arts Showcase Program invests in:

  • the development and growth of a vibrant and accessible arts and cultural sector in Queensland
  • strengthening the Queensland arts and cultural sector’s connection with new audiences state-wide, nationally and internationally
  • supporting artistic and non-artistic collaborations to develop innovative and quality arts and cultural experiences
  • strengthening professional development and the creation of employment and training opportunities for Queensland’s small to medium arts and cultural sector.



The Program is administered across three funding streams:

Arts Ignite – funding of up to $60 000 for new works

  • Support the creative development and public presentation of new works which respond to demand.
  • Cultivate new and emerging talent and extends artists and/or organisations’ practice, audiences and markets.

Arts Illuminate – funding of up to $100 000 to secure acclaimed artists that will engage the community and build local capacity

  • Supports Queensland communities to engage high quality national and internationally-renowned artists to present unique arts and cultural experiences.
  • Builds the capacity of Queensland’s arts and cultural sector, through collaboration with acclaimed artists to cultivate local talent and deliver legacy outcomes.

Arts Impact – funding of up to $60 000 for diverse arts and cultural experiences for Queensland

  • Supports a vibrant and diverse range of original arts and cultural experiences for Queensland communities.
  • Supports initiatives that drive cultural tourism and/or activates existing community and cultural infrastructure.



To be eligible, all applicants must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN);
  • be over 18 years of age or have the application co-signed by their legal guardian confirming they will take responsibility for managing any funding that may be offered to the applicant;
  • have satisfied the reporting requirements of any previous Arts Queensland funding;
  • be based in Queensland or show evidence as to how the activity will directly benefit Queensland arts and culture;
  • where applicable, show evidence of demand and support for activities that involve Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • not be an educational institution or program;
  • not be a state government agency;
  • not have already been awarded funding under this Program in the same calendar year;
  • not have already submitted an application to the Program which is currently undergoing assessment;
  • not be a current Arts Queensland employee or former employee who ceased employment less than six months before applying. Employees of Arts Statutory Bodies and the Department of the Premier and Cabinet should consult the ‘Important Information for Applicants’ document before applying; and
  • satisfy the additional eligibility criteria for the relevant stream of funding, as outlined in the table below:



Applications open on an ongoing basis.


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