The local arts sector has received a major uplift today, with Loch Hart Music Festival awarded a share of more than $25 million, under the third batch of grants from the Morrison Government’s $200 million Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.
Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said he was pleased to announce that Loch Hart Music Festival have received $75,000 through this funding round.
“The funding will provide not only critical support for Loch Hart Music Festival but will also assist the local community and economy to restart from the pandemic.”
“This project will see the Loch Hart Festival deliver a line-up consisting of predominately regional artists and dedicated mentoring opportunities for entertainment students and local young people,” said Mr Tehan.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP said the latest RISE grants will begin to flow immediately to 66 organisations across Australia, supporting the arts and entertainment sector to restart, re-imagine or create new cultural and creative activities.
“The arts and entertainment sector are intrinsic to local communities in Wannon, supporting cultural expression and social well-being, and providing significant employment and economic benefits,” Minister Fletcher said.
“Our investment of $25 million towards 66 projects is our latest commitment to the rejuvenation and long-term sustainability of cultural and creative organisations throughout Wannon.”
The investment towards these leading organisations is part of the $100 million the Government has committed through the RISE Fund to date, which has created over 89,000 job opportunities and expanded cultural and creative experiences for audiences across Australia.
The full list of Batch Three RISE recipients will be published by the Office for the Arts in the coming weeks at: www.arts.gov.au/covid-19-update