Two Mid North Coast applicants were successful in securing 2018 funds through the Regional Arts Fund, which has an emphasis on youth, the disadvantaged, remote and Indigenous communities.
The Manning Valley Neighbourhood Service was successful for its project, A Touch of the Brush, a Circus Performance that will be held in the Wingham Brush and surrounds on The Manning River. The ‘Brush’ is a significant environmental and tourism icon and home to The Grey Headed Flying Fox. An on dusk performance installation as the foxes fly out will feature an aerial performance in the rainforest trees, launching of an endangered Manning River Turtle stilt costumes, a guest appearance of the Grey Headed Flying Fox stilt troupe and ground entertainment involving adagio, character work and circus skills. The performance will be accompanied by a sound-scape created by a local artist.
Screenwave was successful for its REC Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival and workshop sin 2018. REC Ya Shorts Youth Film Festival enters its fourth year in 2018, continuing its mission to find and develop young filmmakers (aged 12 to 25) from around regional NSW. The annual festival includes a workshop program, a short film competition and a regional screening tour. There is a dual focus with the festival as it aims to destigmatize mental health support services for young regional people needing help.