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Nine local groups are to share just over $40,000 in arts and cultural grants from Council that will bring new and exciting events, activities and learning opportunities to the Coffs Coast community.

Council annually offers grants from $2,000 to $7,000 through its Arts and Cultural Development Grants program to help support the implementation of the ‘Creative Coffs – Cultural Strategic Plan 2017-2022’.

“The program is designed to support the enjoyment of Coffs Harbour’s rich cultural for people of all ages and cultural backgrounds – and every year the projects put forward are fantastically diverse and inclusive,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight. “I’d like to congratulate all the grant winners for their creativity and commitment to the arts locally.”

The 2021/22 grants are being awarded to:

Applicant or AuspiceProject TitleCreative Coffs Strategy AlignmentFunding RequestedFunding Recommended
Gamumbi Early Childhood Education Centre (ECEC)Exploring Indigenous art in early childhood3.5 Develop and implement innovative cultural education programs, with diverse/ intercultural and refugee communities, designed to increase community cultural participation and understanding.$2,500$2,500
Coastal Claymakers Inc.Micro to Macro, Clay, Glaze and Public Art5.2 Expand local arts practice and audience stimulation through long-term relationships with artists and arts companies from both inside and outside the local area.$6,863$6,863
Bellingen Readers and Writers FestivalTelling Stories – CH Schools program for BRWF1.1 Engage both the community and visitors through continued development of innovative and dynamic cultural activities and programs.$5,000$5,000
Friends of Coffs Harbour Regional GalleryWhite Bluff Science+Art Collaboration stage 44.6 Foster creative industries and cultural network(s) to encourage collaboration and build cultural capital.$7,000$5,000
GenHealthUkelele Art Attack1.6 Work with service and education providers to develop programs which use the arts to improve health, in particular mental health and healthy ageing in the community.$3,535$3,535
Woolgoolga Art GroupWheels in Motion5.1 Partner and collaborate with organisations to drive and strengthen our cultural assets, programs and facilities.$2,100$2,100
Coffs Harbour City OrchestraMusical Journeys5.2 Expand local arts practice and audience stimulation through long-term relationships with artists and arts companies from both inside and outside the local area.$3,011$3,011
Arts Mid North Coast, for ScreenwaveSWIFF presents Alon Ilsar1.1 Engage both the community and visitors through continued development of innovative and dynamic cultural activities and programs.$7,000$6,200
Toormina High SchoolToormina High School Street Art – Create Together1.6 Work with service and education providers to develop programs which use the arts to improve health, in particular mental health and healthy ageing in the community.$5,975$5,975
TOTAL$42,984$40,184

Image – Martin Van Veluwen – White Bluff

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