Events being held around Queensland can boost their marketing or other components of their event through two of TEQ’s event support programs currently open for applications.
A new fund, the $200,000 Year of Indigenous Tourism Festival and Events fund has been established to provide strategic support to grow existing events and festivals that showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in 2021. Supported events will generate local economic activity and development in the host destination, attract external visitation to the destination, drive social and community outcomes for the host destination and enhance the profile and appeal of the host destination.
Round 18 of TEQ’s Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP) is also currently open for applications from events set to be staged between September 2021 – September 2022. The positive economic impact and interest in a community that a successful destination event can provide not only helps to build a sense of local pride but can also foster confidence and strengthen the community as a whole. Applications are open and will close Wednesday, 3 February 2021.