Minister Announces Funding For 2017 Territory Festivals And Events

Minister Announces Funding For 2017 Territory Festivals And Events

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss

Funding For 2017 Territory Festivals And Events

Victor P Taffa

More Australians will be enticed to attend some of the Territory’s unique festivals and events in 2017 through Tourism NT funding grants.

$100,000 in funding for 17 events will be held across the Northern Territory next year.

Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss said the funding would help with the interstate and international marketing of each event.


“The Territory hosts some of Australia’s best festivals and events including; theatre, cabaret, art, dance, live music, high calibre sporting events and cultural experiences.” Ms. Moss said.

“Our festivals and events are quirky and unique and help build the Northern Territory’s reputation as a fun and adventurous holiday destination rich in art and culture.”

“They help us encourage more Australians to ‘Do the NT’ and attract more visitors to all corners of the Northern Territory.”

Under the program, smaller grants of up to $5,000 are available to help with marketing for new and developing events such as regional community events, grants of up to $10,000 for marketing of annual established events and grants of up to $20,000 for innovative marketing of major events.

One event that will receive funding for the first time will be the Australian Masters Athletic Championships which will receive $5,500 for interstate marketing activity.

Athletics NT General Manager John Bowden said the funding would provide crucial access to athletes across the country.

“Darwin has never hosted the Australian Masters Athletic Championships and we want to showcase all of the Territory’s wonderful sport, culture and tourism opportunities.” Mr. Bowden said.

“The funding will allow us to advertise interstate so we can access athletes in a much better way.”

The initiative is part of the Government’s plan to drive the development of North Australia and build a $2.2 Billion visitor economy by 2020.

Project                                                                        Funding ex. GST

2017 Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta                       $5,500

Alice Springs Running Festival                                  $5,000

Barunga Festival                                                         $11,000

Beanie Festival                                                            $11,000

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair                                        $5,500

Desert Harmony Festival                                            $5,500

Australian Masters Athletics Championship               $5,500

Easter in the Alice Mountain Bike Muster                 $5,000

Hottest Sevens in the World                                       $11,000

Alice Spring Time & Alice Autumn Time                  $22,000

Top End Rumble                                                         $5,000

Yirrkala Yarrapay Music & Dance Festival                $5,500

Run Larapinta                                                             $5,500

The Redback                                                               $5,500

Uluru Camel Cup                                                        $5,000

Wide Open Space Festival                                          $5,500