A MAJOR music showcase, a film festival, and a New Year’s Eve celebration have received funding through Frankston Council’s “destination event attraction program”.
The grant recipients have been informed of their successful applications. Through the program, event organisers can receive funding of up to $150,000 for major events.
Among the events funded were the Sunset Twilight Markets, Friday Nights at the Waterfront, Lucky Day Out New Year’s Eve at Kinetic Stadium, the Stellar Short Film Festival, and an outdoor live entertainment venue called Kubik (pictured above).
Stellar Short Film Festival organiser Jasmine Charles said, “we see this as another great step forward in helping to develop Frankston as a location for the arts community, showcasing the greatest short films and the hottest emerging talent in film in Australia.”
Frankston mayor Nathan Conroy said the major events funded will bring in 27,000 visitors and inject $2 million into the local economy. “Frankston City is building on its reputation as a creative and vibrant destination city,” he said.
“Frankston is a creative city and we’re working tirelessly to build its reputation as an arts, culture and tourism destination. The destination event attraction program is the centrepiece to council’s efforts to rejuvenate our visitor economy and strengthen our positioning as a destination for major and seasonal events.”
Applications for the next round of grant funding close in September. For more information on Frankston’s major events visit discoverfrankston.com