Port Au­thor­ity sup­ports arts

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Arts events in the City of Kar­ratha are set for a boost with a Pil­bara Ports Au­thor­ity part­ner­ship in­creas­ing the fund­ing pool for some of the City’s big­gest show­cases.

Mar­quee events such as the Cos­sack Art Awards, Red Earth Arts Fes­ti­val and NAIDOC Week have re­ceived ad­di­tional fund­ing un­der the agree­ment, as well as a num­ber of smaller events de­liv­ered un­der the City’s an­nual arts and cul­ture pro­gram.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long said the agree­ment would bol­ster the City’s arts and cul­ture pro­gram.

“I’m thrilled that the Pil­bara Ports Au­thor­ity has com­mit­ted $70,000 to help us grow our arts and cul­ture pro­gram to de­liver a broad range of qual­ity events for our com­mu­nity,” he said.

Pil­bara Ports Au­thor­ity chief ex­ec­u­tive Roger John­ston said he looked for­ward to a pro­duc­tive and fruit­ful part­ner­ship.

“We are pleased to work with the City of Kar­ratha to adopt a stream­lined ap­proach to spon­sor­ing a num­ber of com­mu­nity events over the next fi­nan­cial year,” he said.

“PPA aims to sup­port the eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and sus­tain­abil­ity of lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties in the Pil­bara re­gion through its Com­mu­nity Sup­port Ini­tia­tive pro­gram.”

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