Limestone Coast residents is among more than 60 regions who will enjoy greater access to cultural experiences such as dance, drama and First Nations art, thanks to the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Morrison Government is committed to helping artists promote local stories to local audiences in regional and rural areas including in the Limestone Coast.

Mr Pasin said arts and cultural activities and experiences were important points of connection for the Limestone Coast, celebrating local talent, stories and experiences.

“Through the Regional Arts Fund, Gener8 Theatre, Boandik Lodge Incorporated, and performance artist and musician Gavin Clarke will receive funding for their local projects,” Mr Pasin said.

Recipient Funding Project title Project description
Gener8 Theatre $25,000.00 Immersive Storytelling Studio Through a process of consultation and workshop exploration, Gener8 Theatre’s creative team will examine how virtual reality and other emerging technologies can enhance their remit to be a pioneer of dramatic and innovative storytelling.
Boandik Lodge Incorporated $6,769.00 The Flight of Memory The Flight of Memory is an intergenerational art experience for people living with dementia and children with learning difficulties. The group will take part in story sharing sessions and workshops with illustrator and printmaker Trudy Tandberg, creating a paper moth exhibition for the larger community.
Mr Gavin Clarke $4,450.00 Solo Dance/Dance Film Development Performance artist and musician Gavin Clarke will explore perceptions of time by melding live performance and time lapse/stop motion film making to develop a new solo dance work.

Mr Pasin said the Government supports a wide range of high quality arts projects through the fund, including quick response and community grants as well as national strategic projects.

“Not only does Government support give a cultural boost to our regional communities so they remain vibrant cultural hubs, the funding increases also employment and professional development opportunities for our world-class artists and performers.” Mr Pasin said.

A total of $1.1 million will be provided to support 71 arts and cultural projects through this round. Each year the Government provides around $3.5 million through the fund, which is delivered by Regional Arts Australia and organisations in each state and territory.

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