Diversity Celebrated Through Arts Grants

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Ten local groups are to share $37,400 in arts and cultural grants from Council that will bring new and exciting opportunities to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Coffs Coast community.

This year’s funding round includes grants to develop a short film contrasting the experience of growing up in Coffs Harbour as opposed to passing through as a visitor, the screening of the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere, multi-disciplinary arts projects, workshops and concerts, contemporary dance projects, a creative arts programs for recently settled young people, women and children of refugee backgrounds and musical workshops with clients of Pete’s Place.

Council annually offers grants from $2,000 to $5,000 through its Arts and Cultural Development Grants programme to help support the implementation of the Creative Coffs – Cultural Strategic Plan 2017-2022.

“Coffs Harbour City Council’s Arts and Cultural Development Grants programme is one of the most generous in regional NSW.

“It is great to be able to offer this level of assistance to such a diverse range of projects that celebrate a variety of artistic forms and also embrace the wonderful cultural diversity we are proud to have here in Coffs Harbour.

“I am pleased to see an increase this year in projects lead by artists or arts organisations and their commitment to ensuring that the arts are accessible to all members of our community,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight.

The 2018/2019 grants are being awarded to:

Applicant or Auspice Project Title Funding
Auspicious Arts Projects A Nice Place To Stop $4,000
Centre for Ecological Learning SCINEMA – Bringing an International Science Film Festival to Coffs Harbour $2,600
Friends of Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery White Bluff Art +Science Collaboration Stage 1 $5,000
Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium String Camp $5,000
Coffs Harbour City Orchestra Coffs Coast Concert Series $2,500
Woolgoolga Arts Group Artist Exchange Workshops $3,400
Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Saltwater Freshwater Flashmob project $4,700

STARTTS Coffs Harbour

Imagine This $3,500
Red Cross Lullabies and Sweet Dreams $3,500
St Vincent de Paul Society Connection Through Music $3,200
TOTALS $37,400
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