Kingston is one of 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.
“Arts and cultural activities and experiences were important points of connection for regional communities, celebrating local talent, stories and experiences,” Mr Pasin said.
Mr Pasin said, through the Regional Arts Fund, the Kingston District Council will receive just over $8,000 for “Sea & Breeze Art in Kingston!”
Consultant Maz McGann will work collaboratively with the Kingston District Council and the wider community to develop a public art strategy that will support and guide planning for public art outcomes in the region.
“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.
For more information about the Regional Arts Fund visit: www.arts.gov.au/raf
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