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Cultural grants to enrich community

18 June, 2020

Eight Gunnedah Shire community groups will benefit from a total of more than $20,000 in grants in the latest round of Gunnedah Shire Council Arts and Cultural Grants Fund.

Gunnedah Shire Council this week approved funding for projects as diverse as a jazz afternoon, to workshops and resources for a youth choir.

Chair of the Arts and Cultural Grants Fund selection panel Councillor Owen Hasler said Council was pleased to be able to support the projects of eight important arts and cultural groups.

“Arts and culture plays an important part in our lives,” Cr Hasler said. “In Gunnedah, we are lucky enough to have a number of very strong groups that encourage community involvement across a range of areas.

“We had eight good submissions for the Arts and Cultural Grants Fund and we are proud to be able to assist each of them to further their initiatives.

“We look forward to the results of their efforts, including being able to attend the events they have organised, when the COVID-19 restrictions are eased. In the meantime, we congratulate them on their commitment to ensuring that Gunnedah has a strong arts and cultural sector.”

The following groups were successful in their applications:

• Arts Gunnedah - $4920 towards the 50th Annual Art and Ceramics Exhibition
• Gunnedah Conservatorium - $4368 for youth projects including the youth choir and video and sound recording equipment
• Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre - $1224 for a mural installation
• Gunnedah Eisteddfod Society - $2000 for the Eisteddfod Enrichment Program bringing teachers to remote villages
• Two Rivers Arts Council - $2000 for a jazz afternoon with markets and food
• Gunida Gunyah Aboriginal Corporation - $3805 for arts and cultural activities
• Blackjack Camera Club - $1067 for a transportable projector and screen
• Gunnedah Pottery Club - $1000 for workshops.

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Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.