FUNDING FOR LOCAL ABORIGINAL ARTS PROJECT
Nimbin Community Centre will receive in $14,480 from the NSW Government to grow and promote Aboriginal art and culture in our region, Mr George said today.
The Wai:bal Art and Culture Project will include workshops by respected Bundjalung artists and cultural practitioners from across a range of local clan groups.
Audiences will share in regional arts and cultural experiences through exhibitions and public performances at the Wai:bal Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
“The NSW Government acknowledges the important role art plays in Aboriginal culture and through the Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund, we want to create opportunities for Aboriginal artists, arts workers, communities and audiences.
The Government is proud to invest in a vibrant and distinctive Aboriginal arts and cultural sector, supporting local artists in regional and remote NSW to tell the stories of their communities.
“Our state is fortunate to have a vast array of Aboriginal artistic talent across art forms including visual art, dance, theatre, literature and music,” Mr George said.
“This new project will help Aboriginal artists build on their abilities and talents, boost local economies and encourage a greater appreciation of Aboriginal culture in the broader community.”