Glasshouse Awarded NSW Annual Arts Grants
The State Government has again awarded Port Macquarie-Hastings Council funding support for arts programs at the Glasshouse.
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said, "$40,000 has been granted under NSW’s Arts Funding Program.
“The Government has provided more than $3.3 million in funding to be shared by 67 arts and cultural organisations across the State,” Mrs Williams said.
“These funds will contribute to the Glasshouse costs for delivering their principal annual program of activities and stimulating local arts and cultural development," Mrs Williams said.
“The grants support activities that benefit people working in the creative industries and encourage the community to become more engaged with arts and cultural experiences.
“They also assist arts and cultural organisations to develop sustainable services and infrastructure that contribute to innovation and excellence in the sector across different art forms," Mrs Williams said.
Minister for the Arts, George Souris said the Arts Funding Program (AFP) supports a diverse range of activities focusing on live and online audience development and participation, and the capacity to nurture artist creativity and development.
“Through this program we are ensuring that NSW remains a global centre for creativity and innovation, particularly by supporting future generations of artists,” Mr Souris said.
“This year’s allocation demonstrates the NSW Government’s commitment to arts across the State with nearly half of the grants going to organisations in regional NSW.
“This support contributes to the profile of NSW as the cultural and creative capital of Australia and provides new opportunities for the people of NSW to participate in arts and cultural activities.”
Posted on 21 Mon, October, 2013
by Leslie Williams