NSW GOVERNMENT BOOSTS ABORIGINAL ARTS DEVELOPMENT

The NSW Government and Member for Lismore Thomas George have announced local organisations Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA) and ACE Community Colleges will benefit from $42,150 for activities that support and encourage the exploration, expression and sharing of local indigenous cultural identity.

NORPA will receive $35,000 towards funding the role of Associate Director and ACE Community Colleges will receive $7,150 towards cultural research and development through printmaking. This project will deliver four workshops with Arone Meeks to explore and develop cultural identity using printmaking as a medium of expression.

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the funding is a vital part of celebrating and amplifying standout Aboriginal artists and arts and cultural practice across NSW on a domestic and international level as part of the NSW Government’s Create in NSW 10-year policy framework.

“We take pride in the vibrant, diverse and contemporary Aboriginal arts practice across the State and are committed to the investment and development of new creative opportunities for artists, arts workers, communities and audiences.

Mr George said, “This money is a small recognition of the role Aboriginal practitioners have in our arts community. These sound like exciting projects and I am glad we have been able to fund them.”

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