My Community Project is a NSW Government program that provides funding for community projects, which are decided using a public vote. The program is made possible by the NSW Generations Fund.
This year Eastern Riverina Arts has but forward 3 projects for consideration. Read the steps below to see how you can get involved.
Who can vote?
If you are aged 16 years or over and have a valid Medicare card, you can vote for projects in your NSW state electorate.
Where do I vote?
To vote, you will need to log in to a MyServiceNSW Account – if you do not have an account, you will have to sign up on the Service NSW website, You can find information on creating a MyServiceNSW Account here.
You will also need to provide your NSW residential address to confirm your NSW state electorate. Once this is established, head across to the voting website.
If internet access is an issue for you, head on down to Services NSW and place your vote with one of the tellers.
How do I vote?
Once on the voting page you must nominate at least three, and up to five, listed projects in your preferred order. To vote, first add your favourite projects to your shortlist.
Once you have shortlisted your projects you can remove or add projects and change their order. You can shortlist as many projects as you want, but you can only include between three and five projects in your vote.
You can only vote once and only for projects in your NSW state electorate. You cannot change your vote after it is submitted.
What projects are ERA involved with?
We’re thrilled to announce that the following three of our applications have made it to the voting stage.
1. Wiradjuri Language Choir: The Choir will increased the presence of Wiradjuri Culture in our region and provide increased opportunity for people to engage with learning Wiradjuri language in a fun, friendly setting. It will support research into traditional songs as well as create new musical works. Read more here
2. CreateVan: This mobile art studio brings expertise and equipment to towns and communities that often have little access to creative activities. This project also provides artists with the opportunity to share their skills and assist communities in the telling of their stories. CreateVan will be a valuable community resource increasing access and participation. Read more here
3. No Holds Bared: A comedic performance made up of Shakespeare’s funniest moments. By touring the production across the Riverina, communities will be given an opportunity to experience and enjoy a funny and engaging script performed by a professional company, right at their doorstep. Read more here
When do we find out the results?
Voting closes on August 15th with the winning recipients to be announced in September. Keep an eye out on the ERA social media pages to see if we’ve been successful!