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This annual funding delivers on behalf of Arts NSW grants to a range of community based organisations, art forms and activities across the region through a very competitive process. In 2015 we received 13 applications and were able to fund six local projects for 2016. These are:
Brushes with Life in Taree. These artist run workshops for people with mental health issues and disabilities will culminate in an exhibition in Taree.
Bago Magic in Port Macquarie. The grant will support Bago Magic’s street theatre performers who promote and encourage participation of our community in inclusive arts and theatre by encouraging all ages and backgrounds to engage as participants and audiences.
Mixed up Art in Bellingen. The grant is for a series of 30 low-cost workshops offered by local emerging and professional artists, aiming to provide a vehicle for connection, skill sharing and professional development across the Bellingen community.
Kendall Creative Centre. The grant will assist employ specialist arts/crafts people for a program of activities for young people aged 5-14.
Horns on Helium in Bellingen. The grant will assist youth musicians create new jazz compositions; learn and develop their improvisation skills and perform at community events in Bellingen, Nambucca and Coffs Harbour LGAs.
Slippery Sirkus in Kempsey. The project is an exploration of the journey to motherhood through the creative process utilising visual arts, personal narrative and digital/media storytelling
Combined with other funding from Arts NSW the NSW government delivers over our three year planning period more than half a million dollars for the arts in the region.