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Grants Support NT Calendar of Events

The Olive Pink Opera, Malandarri Festival and the Chariots of Thunder Sprintcar Series are amongst 19 Territory-wide events that will share in more than $800,000 worth of funding from the NT Major Events Company on behalf of the Territory Labor Government.

The events support communities, increase visitation, support local jobs and boost the economy.

Grants have been awarded through four funding streams – community festivals, event development, marketing and strategic development funding.

The funding supports existing events to develop and improve their offering and for new events to further engage with the community and showcase 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 music festival.


Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:

“The Northern Territory Government is proud to be able to support such a diverse range of events through the first round of NTMEC funding.

“Events not only play a major role in contributing to the vibrant Territory lifestyle but they also greatly benefit our economy by boosting visitation.

“The Northern Territory is made up of a diverse range of cultures and people and it is fantastic to see our events and festivals reflecting this diversity.”


Quotes attributable to Member for Braitling, Dale Wakefield:

“Supporting events in the Alice Springs region has great flow-on economic and social benefits for the community.

“We are excited to see that round one of the NTMEC funding has included nine events celebrating the richness of the Red Centre.”


A list of recipients of NTMEC Round One Event Funding is attached.

Media contact: Jasmin Afianos – 0419 361 127