The Raukkan community is one of 60 regions who will enjoy greater access to cultural experiences, 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.

“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 Raukkan Community Council will receive just over $7,300 for their project Ngarrindjeri Ngringkulun.

Bangarra dancer Kaine Sultan-Babij will deliver contemporary dance workshops with Ngarrindjeri youth from across the region. The workshops will enable young people to develop skills that will allow them to partake in Bangarra’s Rekindling program in 2020.

“Not only does Government support give a cultural boost to our regional communities so they remain vibrant cultural hubs, the funding also increases 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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