DAN TEHAN MP
MINISTER FOR TRADE, TOURISM & INVESTMENT
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WANNON

ARTS FUNDING FOR WANNON

January 19, 2021

The Morrison Government has announced 73 recipients across regional and remote Australia that will share in almost $1.9 million through the Regional Arts Fund Recovery grants.

The funding will be delivered under the $10 million targeted measure announced by the Australian Government in 2020 as part of the Relief and Recovery Fund.

Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan and Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP congratulated the successful recipients, including Tom Richardson, Rainbow Arts and Culture Foundation, Glenelg Shire Council and Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation.

“I am pleased to announce the following recipients, through the Government’s Regional Arts Fund Recovery grants, enabling them to assist our community to heal and rebuild through the arts,” Mr Tehan said;

Tom RichardsonMusic Mentorship$7,830
Rainbow Arts & Culture FoundationSupporting the live streaming of the Rainbow Serpent Festival$30,000
Glenelg Shire CouncilA Digital Adaptation of Performance and Theatre Development to develop an innovative series of three performances$30,000
Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal CorporationBrambuk: Renewing our Arts Program$30,000

Minister Fletcher said it was great to see the Government’s Regional Arts Fund continuing to support recovery for artists and communities following the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions and last summer’s bushfires.

“This grant round was extremely competitive with strong demand across Australia. I am pleased to see a diverse range of Arts projects receiving much needed funding that will support their local communities.

“We know our regional and remote communities have been hit hard this past year, and these new projects will support their economic, social and cultural recovery,” Minister Fletcher said.

Funded projects will provide opportunities for artists and arts workers to cultivate creative community engagement in Indigenous communities, provide opportunities for digital upskilling, and develop new workshops and capacity-building programs.

For more information about the Regional Arts Fund and to view the full list of Recovery grant recipients visit: www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/regional-arts-fund.

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