DAN TEHAN MP
MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WANNON

FUNDING SET TO SUPPORT REGIONAL ARTS IN SANDFORD

January 4, 2021

The Morrison Government has announced more than $580,000 in funding to support 16 regional arts and cultural projects across Australia in the latest Festivals Australia program funding round.

Festivals Australia provides funding to support individual art projects at festivals or significant one-off community events, such as a town’s centenary celebration or opening of a new community resource.

Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said the funding will provide critical support for Sandford Festival Committee through the Festivals Australia program.

“I am pleased to announce that Sandford Festival Committee has received $3,500 for a World Music Masterclass through the Festivals Australia program,” Mr Tehan said.

“World Music Masterclass is a masterclass in musical techniques and the different elements of live performance, culminating in showband sessions and a live performance”.

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the grants were critical in supporting regional and remote artists and organisations to build careers and creative partnerships through festivals and community events in Wannon.

“I’m pleased to support a diverse range of projects across many art forms including music, theatre, and visual arts – a strong refection on Australia’s diverse and vibrant arts sector.

“We are excited to see funding flow to a diversity of projects, which will build the long-term sustainability of artists, organisations and communities,” Minister Fletcher said.

The Festivals Australia program supports arts projects that invite community participation and audience engagement at festivals in regional and remote Australia. Each year the Government provides around $1.2 million through two competitive funding rounds to support arts projects at festivals in regional Australia.

For the full list of round 11 recipients and more information visit: www.arts.gov.au/festivals-australia

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