FUNDING FOR LOCAL ABORIGINAL ARTS PROJECTS

Two local artists will share in funding from the NSW Government for Aboriginal arts projects in regional NSW.

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George MP said the funding would help to showcase and promote the Aboriginal arts and cultural sector across the State.

“The NSW Government supports the development of the Aboriginal arts and cultural sector in regional NSW,” Mr George said.

“These grants will benefit Aboriginal artists and arts groups in regional communities and contribute to the social and cultural richness of the nation.

“It will also support professional Aboriginal artists to develop their skills to exhibit and market their work to a wider audience.”

The 2014 Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund local recipients are:

Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund grants are provided through Arts NSW as part of the NSW Government’s three-year Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy.

Arts NSW is the NSW Government's arts and culture policy and development body, providing support to artists and key arts and cultural organisations thro

ugh its infrastructure and funding programs, and targeted strategies. For more information, visit www.arts.nsw.gov.au

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