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 Music Awards and an outback music festival.

Round two of funding opens early next year, with more information available at