Regional Arts Fund delivers projects

31/7/2014

Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson has congratulated Southern Forrest Arts Inc. and Home and Community Care Network, Warren Blackwood in obtaining funding though the Regional Arts Fund.

The two organisations were among 68 projects to receive funding to experience, create and participate in the arts.

The Home and Community Care Network, Warren Blackwood received $15,000 to develop a quality dance troupe and production for people with disability across the South West region.

Southern Forrest Arts Inc. received $11,490 to engage regional musician/artist Peter Keelan to facilitate community workshops through five week long residencies focusing on the creation of an interactive sound sculpture.

Mr Wilson said the Regional Arts Fund is a key tool to ensure everyone is able to experience, create and participate in the arts.

“Artistic creativity and appreciation of the arts is just as strong in rural towns as it is in the capital cities.

“It’s great that there is a funding body recognising that one in three Australians live in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia and acknowledges how important it is to support sustainable cultural development,” Mr Wilson said.

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 .

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