FUNDING BOOST TO NORTHERN RIVERS CONSERVATORIUM

FUNDING BOOST TO NORTHERN RIVERS CONSERVATORIUM

7 November 2011

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George has announced $36,000 in State Government funding for Northern Rivers Conservatorium to enhance musical education in the region.

Mr George said the Northern Rivers is one of 17 across the State to share a total of $718,276 in Regional Conservatorium Project Funding as part of the 2012 Arts Funding Program (AFP).

The funding provided will assist the following programs –

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality, Racing and the Arts, George Souris, said regional conservatoriums are key arts organisations in regional NSW.

“Regional Conservatorium Project Funding aims to enhance regional diversity, excellence and innovation in musical performance through boosting the number of professional music performances and arts development in regional and rural areas,” he said.

“It also aims to increase access to high quality musical experiences for musicians, staff and students at the conservatoriums.

“Regional Conservatorium Project Funding provides grants which generally range between $5,000 and $60,000.

“In addition to this funding, all 17 regional conservatoriums in NSW receive recurrent funding from the Department of Education and Communities.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577