Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts and Tony Pasin, Member for Barker, have announced funding for Gener8 Theatre through the Regional Arts Fund.

“I am pleased to announce that Gener8 Theatre has received a further $13,500 through the March grant round of the Regional Arts Fund which adds to the $22,500 already contributed to this project,” Mr Pasin said.

“The funding will help Gener8 Theatre to broaden community engagement with the arts and support our growing creative sector in this region.”

“Funding was provided to Gerer8 Theatre for their Cold as Ice production that will open next year. The production will see 11 artists come together in an extensive creative development to explore the social issues around the use of methamphetamines”.

Cold as Ice’s strong message regarding the risks associated with illicit substance abuse including Ice, is another weapon in our war against this and other drugs. This production will help warn our community and young people in particular of the risks that illicit substances present.

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:


Contact: Courtney Stephens 8531 2466 (Pasin)