LOCAL CONSERVATORIUM WINS NSW GOVERNMENT GRANT
Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George congratulates the Northern Rivers Conservatorium Arts Centre Inc (NRCAC) on its successful application for funding support under the NSW Government's Arts Funding Program.
Mr George said the NSW Minister for the Arts, George Souris, has approved a $45,589 to NRCAC for the following projects -
- $16,200 to present The Idea of North at Harmony Choralfest 2014, as well as a workshop for choristers and singers of all ages and abilities.
- $18,213 to bring internationally-renowned vibes virtuoso, Nick Parnell, and hotshot jazz quartet, Stubbs, Grabowsky, Barker & Hirst to Lismore for a series of concerts.
- $11,176 to commission David Page from Bangarra Dance Theatre to develop a dance/theatre work, Bundjalung: The Gathering, inspired by Bundjalung culture. David Page is an experienced sound producer and composer. He will create the sound design and work with choreographer Frances Rings and five indigenous dancers, and a sound/video technician.
Minister for the Arts, George Souris, said NSW’s network of regional conservatoriums play an important role in encouraging musicians of all ages throughout the State to experience, learn and perform music.
"NSW Regional Conservatorium Project funding is for one-off or time-limited music projects that are additional to a conservatorium's core program and that support the role of conservatoriums as key arts organisations in regional NSW.
"The objective of Regional Conservatorium funding is to enhance regional diversity, excellence and innovation in music.
"It does this by increasing professional music performance and arts development in regional and rural areas and increasing access to high quality music experiences for staff and students at local conservatoriums such as the NRCAC.
"An important aspect of this program is to help build partnerships between regional conservatoriums and arts organisations that can enhance music opportunities and experiences in regional NSW," Mr George said.