Three local arts projects have received a combined $61, 500 worth of funding through the Federal Governments Regional Arts Fund.
The projects are:
- Lake Wyaralong Sculpture Festival 2014 with the Beaudesert and District Community Arts Project Association Inc. receiving $15,950 to host the 16 day public event during September and October this year.
- The Goat Track Theatre Company received $30,000 to help their multi-generational, Community Arts and Cultural Development project entitled “The Cries of the Kalwun”.
- Big Stories, Small Towns: Beaudesert an innovative exhibition of locally produced digital stories, oral histories and images by local filmmaker Peter Hedegus received $15,550.
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz welcomed this funding with support of local regional art projects bringing positive outcomes for the entire community.
“The local projects which have been selected for funding are extremely important and have a lot of potential to excite and draw in member of our local community”,
“The arts play an important role an every community not only as a form of entertainment and enjoyment but also as a means of shaping our identity and drawing us together as a community” said Mr Buchholz.
The Regional Arts Fund is a key tool to ensure all Australians are able to experience, create and participate in the arts. The latest round saw 68 projects share in $890,225
Support for regional arts fell under the former Labor Government and the Abbott Government is now giving it rightful priority and working to rebuild it.
The Regional Arts Fund is administered on behalf of the Australian Government by Regional Arts Australia and its member network of regional arts organisations in the states and territories. For more information about regional arts visit www.arts.gov.au/regional.