A GLOWING ENDORSEMENT FOR NORTHERN RIVERS PERFORMING ARTS
Performers and guests at the Northern Rivers Performing Arts venue will be lit up through a $53,000 NSW Government grant.
Member for Lismore Thomas George said the project funded through Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program will see audio-visual, lighting and sound equipment installed at the venue which is located within Lismore City Hall.
“This is an exciting project that will benefit school and TAFE students, arts companies, the indigenous Nini Nari Ghali Dance Troupe, local cultural groups and the wider community.
“NORPA is fast becoming a leading attraction for Lismore and it’s vital the NSW Government continue to support and develop the space so it can attract more major productions into the future".
The project will help the venue create a dynamic and vibrant studio performance space that a diverse range of artists and creative groups from across the region can use,” he said.
Minister for Racing Paul Toole said the project is funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program.
“More than $50 million in funding is being provided during this current term of government for projects across sport and recreation, emergency preparedness, and arts and culture,” Mr Toole said.
“These grants are funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machines back into community projects.”
The program was improved in 2017 to give community organisations more chances to apply for a wider range of projects.
New funding ranges have encouraged more diverse projects, with a streamlined application process that cuts red tape and allows for faster assessment.