November 22th 2021

Australia launches a Cultural Tourism Accelerator

The Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program is a $5 million targeted measure announced by the Australian Government as part of the Regional Arts Tourism package, which will enable arts organisations to promote and develop cultural events for tourists across regional Australia. The program will increase tourism visitation in regional, rural and remote communities across Australia by providing financial support for arts and cultural activity. The program recognises that the cultural and creative industries play a critical role in contributing to the creativity, diversity and prosperity of Australia’s regional and rural economy.

The Cultural Tourism Accelerator Program aims to:

  • Support place-based programs to increase visitation
  • Build consumer confidence and activate engagement
  • Drive engagement across communities and between regions
  • Support sector-led responses.

There are four types of grants available. Two focus specifically on marketing, and two on developing new initiatives.

More information about the call, deadlines and applications: 

*Information Sessions
This information session will cover eligibility, assessment criteria, how to apply, and all the other tricky details so you have the best chance at a successful application.


- Nov 23, 2021 07:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney: Registration: 

- Nov 25, 2021 01:30 PM. Registration: