Ap­pli­ca­tions open to the arts for a slice of $4m

North West Telegraph - - NEWS -

The lat­est round of the State Gov­ern­ment’s Cre­ative Re­gions pro­gram has opened for ap­pli­cants.

More than $4 mil­lion is avail­able through sev­eral fund­ing streams to im­prove arts in­fra­struc­ture, de­vel­op­ing re­gional venue pro­grams, Abo­rig­i­nal art cen­tres and ac­cess to tours for re­gional au­di­ences.

Cul­ture and the Arts Min­is­ter David Tem­ple­man said the pro­gram made it eas­ier for re­gional com­mu­ni­ties to en­gage with qual­ity arts and cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences.

“The ben­e­fits of the arts to the re­gions can­not be un­der­stated — artists, pre­sen­ters, au­di­ences and venues all con­trib­ute to the iden­tity of re­gional com­mu­ni­ties,” he said.

Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Alan­nah MacTier­nan said the pro­gram im­proved the vi­a­bil­ity of re­gional arts venues.

“The State Gov­ern­ment’s $24 mil­lion Cre­ative Re­gions pro­gram is lay­ing the foun­da­tions for a cul­tur­ally alive re­gional West­ern Aus­tralia and has been tai­lored to the cul­tural and arts flavour of re­gional com­mu­ni­ties,” she said.

Ms MacTier­nan said arts con­trib­uted to the vi­brancy and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of re­gional com­mu­ni­ties.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.