Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts and Tony Pasin, Member for Barker, have announced funding for the Berri Barmera Council for the Berri Riverbank Revitalisation Project through the Regional Arts Fund.
“I am pleased to announce that the Berri Barmera Council has received $12,800 through the March grant round of the Regional Arts Fund,” Mr Pasin said.
“The funding will help the Berri Barmera Council to broaden community engagement with the arts and support our growing creative sector in this region.”
“Funding was provided to the Berri Barmera Council for the Berri Riverbank Revitalisation Project. Community artists Mike Tye and Aurelia Carbone will lead a revitalisation project to activate the former wharf area on the Berri Riverbank.”
Minister Fifield said the Coalition Government has announced more than $850,000 through the Regional Arts Fund March funding round to support 53 regional arts and cultural projects across Australia.
“The Coalition Government is committed to supporting arts and culture in regional and remote areas. Programs like the Regional Arts Fund increase access to cultural experiences outside our urban centres and enable people to build professional skills and networks where they live,” Minister Fifield said.
“The Regional Arts Fund also helps to boost the profile of regional and remote artists and fosters new opportunities for individuals and organisations.”
The Government provides approximately $3.4 million each financial year to support arts and cultural projects in regional and remote Australia through the Regional Arts Fund.
For more information about the program and to view the full list of funding recipients visit: www.arts.gov.au/raf.
Contact: Courtney Stephens 8531 2466 (Pasin)