The National Multicultural Festival will receive an additional $1 million funding boost to support the expanded festival footprint to Glebe Park and 25th anniversary celebrations.
The festival has also opened grant applications for community organisations to participate and showcase their respective cultural traditions and heritage, through language, music, dance, cultural displays, and food.
Tara Cheyne, ACT Minister for Multicultural Affairs, said there was $180,000 available in grant funding.
“We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from new and emerging communities who may not have participated in the festival before,” she said.
This year’s grant program is being expanded to include cultural workshops where they can share an activity or skill from their culture with festival attendees.
“This is a great opportunity for festival goers to learn more about the many cultures represented in our great city,” Cheyne said.
A drop-in session for community organisations to get more information and assistance with their applications will be held on Tuesday 2 August.
Applications close on Monday 22 August.