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Screen Culture funding applications open for Queensland film festivals and events

Queensland’s vibrant film festival landscape will deliver quality cinema in 2018-19 with applications now open for Screen Culture funding.

The Queensland government, through Screen Queensland, funds festivals and events throughout the state showcasing an array of films and filmmaking. Screen Culture round 1 funding is open to festivals and events taking place between 1 July to 30 December 2018. Multi-year funding is available to festivals taking place in 2018-19 with attendances above 10,000 and up to $25,000 is available for touring festivals visiting more than six regional centres.

Funding is competitive and to ensure a broad range of events are supported, funding is capped for projects of cultural significance and touring film festivals. Grants offered to successful applicants for other festivals will generally be in the range of $2,000 and $8,000.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their submission with Screen Culture Manager before applying. Contact Rowena Billard rbillard@screenqld.com.au

Screen Culture Funding Milestones

  • Applications open 9am (AEST) (QLD) Thursday 25 January 2018
  • Applications close 5pm (AEST) (QLD) Friday, 16 March 2018
  • All submissions reviewed March/April 2018
  • Applicants notified of decision May 2018

 For Screen Culture guidelines: 

https://screenqueensland.smartygrants.com.au/ScreenCulture18-19Round1

For further information on the Screen Culture program, please visit screenqld.com.au

R & D Tax Incentive Session

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s Central Queensland office is holding a practical information session to help businesses better understand the R&D Tax Incentive, the Australian Government’s flagship programme for encouraging business investment in R&D.

Learn about your compliance obligations and see from case studies how the Incentive has helped other businesses maximise innovation and maintain competitiveness.

Agenda

  • Recap key elements of programme
  • Workshop – group discussion
  • Self assessment
  • Registration
  • Eligible Activities – Core and Supporting
  • Excluded Activities
  • Compliance and Record Keeping
  • Case Studies

Workshop Details

Thursday 23rd November 2017
10.30am – 12.00pm

Location
Department of State Development, Level 2, 209 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton QLD 4700

RSVP
12.00pm, Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Enquiries
AusIndustry Central Queensland Office,
Phone: 07 4151 0660
Email: qldrdtax@industry.gov.au

Building Better Regions Round 2 – Now Open

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Acting Minister for Regional Development and Acting Minister for Local Government and Territories, the Hon Darren Chester MP has announced the opening of Round Two of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

BBRF is a competitive, merit based grant program, which supports regional areas through infrastructure projects under the Infrastructure Projects stream and community strengthening projects under the Community Investments stream. Please ensure guidelines are read thoroughly as changes have been made.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects which involve the construction of new infrastructure, or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas.

The Community Investments Stream funds the following community activities, new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, and leadership and capability strengthening activities These projects will deliver economic and social benefits to regional and remote communities. Infrastructure activities are not eligible for the Community Investments Stream.

Applications open: 7 November 2017 12:00 pm AEDT  (Daylight savings time)
Applications close: 19 December 2017 5:00 pm AEDT (Daylight savings time)

Please contact the RDA Office for assistance with your application.

Export Market Development Grants – For Exporters

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industries.

The EMDG scheme:

  • encourages small- and medium-sized Australian businesses to develop export markets
  • reimburses up to 50 per cent of eligible export promotion expenses above $5,000 provided that the total expenses are at least $15,000
  • provides up to eight grants to each eligible applicant.

See EMDG at a glance (PDF) for an overview of the scheme.

For full details and to register click here. 

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