The Olive Pink Opera, Malandarri Festival and the Chariotsof Thunder Sprintcar Series are amongst 19 Territory-wide events that will sharein more than $800,000 worth of funding from the NT Major Events Company onbehalf of the Territory Labor Government.
The events support communities, increase visitation, supportlocal jobs and boost the economy.
Grants have been awarded through four funding streams community festivals, event development, marketing and strategic developmentfunding.
The funding supports existing events to develop and improvetheir offering and for new events to further engage with the community andshowcase the Northern Territory.
Groups in Darwin, Borroloola, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek,Ngukurr and Ross River will host events including a travelling film festival,the National Indigenous Art Awards and an outback musicfestival.
Quotes attributableto Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:
The Northern Territory Government is proud to be able tosupport such a diverse range of events through the first round of NTMECfunding.
Events not only play a major role in contributing to thevibrant Territory lifestyle but they also greatly benefit our economy byboosting visitation.
The Northern Territory is made up of a diverse range ofcultures and people and it is fantastic to see our events and festivalsreflecting this diversity.
Quotes attributableto Member for Braitling, Dale Wakefield:
Supporting events in the Alice Springs region has greatflow-on economic and social benefits for the community.
We are excited to see that round one of the NTMEC fundinghas included nine events celebrating the richness of the Red Centre.
A list of recipients of NTMEC Round One Event Funding isattached.