The local arts and cultural sector in Eden-Monaro is set to be reignited, with 25 projects awarded a share of more than $870,000, in the latest round of the Morrison Government’s Festivals Australia program.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the Festivals Australia program celebrates cultural projects and helps make them available to regional audiences across the country.
“The latest round of funding will support 25 diverse spanning music, theatre and visual arts – a strong reflection on Australia’s diverse arts sector which will help attract tourists and bring communities together,” Minister Fletcher said.
“We know that regional and remote artists, organisations and communities have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why we’re continuing to deliver record financial assistance to support their recovery.”
Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan said the Round 12 funding will provide critical support for local artists, and assist local communities and economies to restart from the pandemic.
“I’m pleased to announce that Four Winds Concert Inc. has received $15,600 for the Four Winds Spring Youth Music Festival Digital Showcase through Round 12 of the Festivals Australia program,” Senator Molan said.
“This project will feature talented young people performing to a live audience in the Windsong Pavillion and each performance will be filmed and uploaded onto a website as a Digital Festival.”
The Morrison Government is investing more than $1 billion into the arts and creative sector through a diverse range of programs in 2021-22. The Festivals Australia program supports arts projects that invite community participation and audience engagement at festivals across the country.
For more information on the Festivals Australia program, visit: http://www.arts.gov.au/festivals-australia