LOCAL ORGANISATION AWARDED NSW DISABILITY ARTS GRANT

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George today congratulated RED Inc on receiving $37,400 through The Arts & Disability Project Funding.

“The NSW Government has approved more than $520,000 in funding to support projects for people living with a disability,” Mr George said.

"The Arts & Disability Project Funding provides grants to support a diverse range of projects across visual & performing arts, which together provide greater access & involvement to people with a disability," Mr George said.

"Arts & Disability Project Funding will go to support varied programs ranging from dance, theatre, writing & visual arts projects that aim to encourage creative participation by people with a disability.

"Projects such as these can make a real difference by engaging people with a disability, building self-esteem, pride and potentially providing career paths,” Mr George said.

RED Inc is joining with Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre to develop a triple bill of theatre, contemporary dance and hip-hop. The works will be developed by up to 25 young people with a disability and will be performed at a regional festival.

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