The State’s diversity is to 1be celebrated in greater numbers next year with 117 publically-funded events and festivals following the latest Celebrating Multicultural Queensland funding round.
Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Leanne Linard said the Polynesian and African Multicultural Event would make its debut in 2023 in the Ipswich region, as well as the Flourish Festival in Emerald, celebrating that area’s culture and diversity.
“The Queensland All Nations Touch Football Tournament is also sure to be a wonderful event, engaging people from culturally diverse backgrounds and the wider community through the power of sport, cultural performances and food stalls,” Ms Linard said.
“Celebrating our cultural diversity in Queensland is not only important for our social wellbeing, but it also helps promote inclusion and social cohesion.”
She said that from the northern tip of the State to the South-East corner there would be plenty of opportunities to get involved “and I encourage everyone to find something that interests them and attend”.
“These events are a fantastic way to demonstrate how everybody has a role to play in helping people to connect, contribute and belong,” the Minister said.
“They enable us all to learn more about the rich diversity in our communities and enhance Queensland’s great lifestyle,” she said.
The Celebrating Multicultural Queensland program supports events and projects through annual funding rounds. The 117 events are to receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 in 2023.