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Funding boost for Burnett Heads association

Burnett Heads funding
The aluminium frames used at the Gladstone Ports Corporation Art & Photographer Exhibition which is put on by the Burnett Heads Progress & Sports Association which will upgraded thanks to the CHART funding.

The Burnett Heads Progress and Sports Association will receive an important boost to its annual art show after successfully applying for $3000 in the Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism program.

The Federal Government’s $3 million program aims to support community cultural, heritage and arts organisations in regional Australia as they recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt congratulated Burnett Heads Progress and Sports Association on its successful application.

“Burnett Heads Progress and Sports Association will install new art rails, which will complement new alumimium art stands to be used at the annual Art Show,” Mr Pitt said.

“The CHART program is helping rebuild our local economy through the development of collections or exhibits, improved facilities for visitors, and the digitisation of local heritage collections for future generations to enjoy.

“I encourage community-run arts, cultural and heritage organisations in Hinkler to apply for a CHART program grant today – this will assist us to continue offering appealing cultural tourism experiences in our regional communities.”

More than $135,000 in grants would flow to 50 organisations across the country to support activities that encourage cultural tourism in regional, rural and remote Australia.

The Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) is delivering the program on behalf of the Government.

Applications are open until 29 April 2022, or until allocated funding is expended.

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