David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

$80,000 federal grant to support the Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail

September 9, 2021

The Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail is back for another year to showcase local artists on the Southern Downs, thanks to the support of $80,000 through Batch 5 of the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund, Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced.

“I’m pleased to see $80,000 will support this wonderful festival to return this year,” Mr Littleproud said.

“This funding will provide critical support to deliver this year’s Granite Belt Art & Craft Trail, a 3-day art event showcasing the talents of artists and artisans in the Stanthorpe region.

“Returning for a third year, the event will highlight the ever-growing talent of artists and artisans across the region, providing engaging art and cultural experiences to visitors and local artists.

“The Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail will provide a major boost to community spirit in Stanthorpe and surrounds and assist the local economy to restart from the pandemic.”

The Coalition Government’s $200 million RISE Fund plays an important part in rebuilding our local arts and entertainment sectors and will assist in the long-term sustainability of cultural and creative organisations throughout Maranoa.

To date, the Government has already allocated $160 million of the $200 million RISE Fund, creating more than 167,000 job opportunities and expanding cultural and creative experiences for audiences across Australia.