Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has announced that regional and rural arts organisations from around NSW will benefit from nearly $250,000 in small-grant funding. The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) will fund 76 organisations to support community arts and cultural development. The funding comes from Create NSW and is administered by Regional Arts NSW. Eastern Riverina Arts is excited to announce the following recipients from our region and their upcoming projects:

 

Bland Shire Council: Reflections of Sound ($4,159)

The Reflections of Sound Project involves the development of a series of soundscapes capturing the essence of life past and present in four communities. This is a collaborative community project involving a short-term residency with a sound artist and the final audio will be published online.

 

Lockhart Shire Council: Water Above All – Lockhart Mural Project ($4,000)

Lockhart Shire Council will commission a large-scale mural painting on Lockhart Water Tower – Water Above All – celebrating life and positively adding to the town’s cultural and social fabric. The collaborative project will be undertaken in early 2018 by an artist selected through an EOI process.

 

(Wagga Wagga) Salad Days: Halfway Print Fest ($3,679)

Halfway Print Fest is a celebration of independent publishing held in the regional centre of Wagga Wagga. Halfway will bring together zine-makers, bookmakers, writers and designers from the region and surrounding cities for a weekend of immersive DIY culture at the Thirsty Crow Brewery in March 2018.

 

Tumbarumba Artists on Parade Co-Op Ltd: Winter Concert Series ($2,500)

The Tumbarumba Artists on Parade Co-op will hold a series of four concerts across winter 2018 in its recently improved Wenoma studio performance space, bringing rare live classical and jazz/blues performances to the isolated country town.

 

Wagga Women’s Health Centre 40th Anniversary Project 1979-2019 ($3,120)

Through four stages of oral history recording, photograph gathering and digital formatting, the 40th Anniversary project will recognise, celebrate and preserve the history of the WWHC, culminating in a photographic exhibition in partnership with the Museum of the Riverina from March to May 2019.

 

To view the full list of recipients from across the state click here.