MEDIA RELEASE - $1.2 million to improve arts access in regional Australia
Government is announcing funding of more than $1.2 million for 85 arts and cultural
projects across regional and remote Australia through the Regional Arts Fund.
will provide opportunities for regional artists and arts workers to exercise
and grow their creative practice through engagement with established and new local
arts audiences,” Minister Fifield said.
Government is committed to providing access to high quality arts and cultural
experiences for all Australians and through the Regional Arts Fund, these
projects will provide local communities with an opportunity to participate in,
and access arts and cultural activities across Australia.”
commence from January 2016 and explore multiple art forms including music,
theatre, dance, writing, visual arts, crafts, digital and screen media and
community cultural development.
Some of the
projects funded through the latest round of the Regional Arts Fund include:
If These Halls Could Talk, New South Wales: $25,000
for a multi-arts initiative designed to revitalise and celebrate the
significance of the humble community hall and the role they play in regional
communities. At its core this is a place-making project that will empower
communities to reengage with their community hall, to raise the roof and
discover what’s inside, to listen and then to follow the history and document a
The T.A.R.C. – Temporary Amateur Radio Club, New
South Wales: $25,550 for collaboration between artists and members of
the Wagga Wagga and Orana Amateur Radio Clubs. T.A.R.C. will explore local and
global aspects of communications and radio culture and will provide for a
participatory work that gives audiences experiential exposure to digital and
analogue modes of communication via the world of radio. This project will be
presented at the Regional Arts Conference/Festival – Artlands in Dubbo, October
Queensland: $19,500 to
deliver a musical that explores the impact of natural disaster in a regional
community. This project will engage local songwriters and performers, directors
and production technicians to develop creative material and celebrate the
spirit and resilience of a community.
Arts Fund is funded by the Australian Government and delivered nationally by
Regional Arts Australia through its member organisations. The Fund supports
arts and cultural development projects in regional, remote and isolated
communities across Australia.
Find out more
about the Regional Arts Fund at the Regional
Arts Australia website