NT events funding program opens with up to $100k available for organisers

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The Junk Festival in Katherine.

The Northern Territory Government has opened its Events Funding Program (EFP), with grants available for community events, mass participation events, event development, major events and strategic funding.

Organisers can apply for up to $100,000 for event development, $50,000 for mass participation events staged between October and March, $30,000 for mass participation events between April and September, and community events, and $15,000 for strategic funding.

Round one of the EFP saw events like the Big Name, No Blankets NT Community Tour, Archie100 Public Program, Darwin Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Rhythm of the 90s’ Concert, Chariots of Thunder Sprintcar Series, Katherine Junk Festival and Alice Springs Beanie Festival receive funding.

“The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is thrilled to be the recipient of $20,000 NTMEC Community Event Funding, which will support the upcoming exhibition, Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize, touring to Darwin from the Art Gallery of NSW,” said Adam Worrall, director at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

“With thanks to NTMEC and Major Public Program partner MAGNT Foundation, MAGNT will present a comprehensive program of free and paid events, and educational opportunities for the community through the Archie100 Public Program.”

Delivered through Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC), round two of the 2022-23 EFP will open on February 6, with organisers able to can apply for multi-year support in any of the categories.

“Our Event Funding Program plays a vital role in maintaining a vibrant events calendar,” said Minister for Major Events, Paul Kirby.

“This program not only gives established events the opportunity to grow, but also allows organisers to develop new experiences.”