From the Spaghetti Circus called Borogroves, LR- Nelly Lovett, Sharni Morrod, Otto McCormick on top, Tombo Morrod, in the middle, Julian Stubbs, on top Gilbert Lovett, and Honey Jade.
From the Spaghetti Circus called Borogroves, LR- Nelly Lovett, Sharni Morrod, Otto McCormick on top, Tombo Morrod, in the middle, Julian Stubbs, on top Gilbert Lovett, and Honey Jade. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

Local art organisations get financial support

SIX Northern Rivers arts organisations have been awarded grants for a total of $128,755 for projects to be developed in 2016.

Minister for the Arts, Senator Mitch Fifield, awarded funds totalling $1,231,217 through the August 2015 round of the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund Program.

A total of 85 projects were awarded the grants.

The local projects receiving funding are:

If These Halls Could Talk: $25,000. An Arts Northern Rivers project, this is a multi-arts initiative designed to revitalise and celebrate the significance of community halls are the role they play in regional communities.

Dreamer: $19,300. This Northern Rivers Performing Arts (Norpa) project, via their Generator program, is a theatre work inspired by stories and people in the Northern Rivers, exploring tensions around land protection, family inheritance and one's own personal survival.

The Useless Assembly: $20,000. This is a project by Kyogle's Real Art Works, developing two installations / exhibitions in collaboration with Polish band Remont Promp and will assist in cultural exchange between regional artists to develop site-specific projects in Lismore and Wagga Wagga.

Round Up Stage 1: $19,800. Mullumbimby's Round Up Collective is a collective of 11 artists to create Round Up, a large scale touring musical theatre production to tour regional and rural towns.

Mome Raths: $24,655. Mullumbimby's Spaghetti Circus will deliver a performance-based project through collaboration with two strategic partnmers and 18 young artists, offering mentorship from two leading regional artists, culmination with a two-week big top season and reagional tour.

The Corner Residency Program - Raconteours: $20,000. Federal's Dance Integrated Australia will be developing Raconteours, a disability-inclusive skills development project across interdisciplinary art forms to access interactive workshops on new dance, theatre writing, physical theatre and performance.

The Regional Arts Fund is one way the Australian Government supports regional artists and arts organisations to develop their artistic practice and produce works and experiences to benefit their local communities.

The Regional Arts Fund is administered on behalf of the Australian Government by Regional Arts Australia and its member organisations.



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