Arts Queensland Organisational Funding News

Arts Queensland Organisational Funding


20 September 2021

The IMA is thrilled to receive continued multi-year organisational funding from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

On the 8th of September the Palaszczuk Government announced a major boost in funding to Queensland’s small to medium arts sector, providing $33.5 million over four years in core funding to Queensland arts and cultural organisations, including the IMA.

Our staff and Board would like to express our deep thanks to the Queensland Government, Arts Queensland, and the Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch for their ongoing support of the IMA and arts in Queensland.

Funding has been awarded to a record-breaking 46 arts and cultural organisations, demonstrating an encouraging commitment to strengthening the Queensland arts ecology and investing in the economic recovery from COVID-19.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said “this incredible outcome recognises the outstanding work of innovative emerging organisations, along with those established organisations that continue to successfully deliver substantial programs of state-wide activity and meet Government priorities to create employment opportunities and present new work”.

This long-term Palaszczuk Government investment in the state’s vital small to medium arts sector will support future planning, artist employment, recovery from the impacts of COVID-19, and the delivery of important arts-led social and economic outcomes across the state.

This Organisations Fund 2022-2025 investment enables the IMA to continue supporting artists at pivotal points in their careers. Together with Arts Queensland, the IMA will amplify voices, ignite curiosity and inspire change through contemporary art.

Opening of 'On Fire: Climate and Crisis'. Photo: Marc Pricop.

The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.