Port Authority supports arts
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.”