Artslink Queensland has gone into voluntary administration because it is unable to meet its financial obligations.
The organisation, previously known as the Queensland Arts Council and still registered in that name, is funded through both federal and state grants and delivers a range of programs in youth, education and regional arts.
Artistic Director Arthur Frame who ran the organisation for 30 years announced his retirement last year.
The financial collapse of Artslink casts doubt on the Artslink schools touring program comprising 13 shows, many of them linked to curriculum requirements. Shows are scheduled to tour across the Queensland region throughout the 2016 school year.
The schools program is endorsed by actor Geoffrey Rush, who writes that he first toured with the Queensland Arts Council 44 years ago and ‘now we are old friends’.