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$801,000 to Support New Arts Projects Across Victoria

In Uncategorized on August 17, 2009 at 6:46 am

Victoria’s thriving arts sector has received a $801,000 Brumby Labor Government boost with grants announced today to support the creation, presentation and programming of new works across the state.

Arts Minister Lynne Kosky said 53 arts projects had received funding in the latest round of grants through the Arts Development program.

“The Brumby Government is taking action to develop and strengthen Victoria’s reputation as Australia’s cultural capital,” Ms Kosky said.

“The Arts Development program supports and further develops our artists and our artistic reputation by supporting innovative, engaging and inspirational new arts projects across the state.”

Ms Kosky said the latest grants supported diverse arts activity from a broad cross-section of Victorian artists and organisations.

“Projects supported in this round reflect the creative strength and diversity of the arts sector across Victoria, from emerging and established artists working across all artforms including dance, literature, theatre and sculpture, music and multi-artform collaborations.”

Supported projects include:

Bus Gallery Inc (Melbourne): $10,000
Presentation of a six month curated exhibition program of spatial arts including sound art, performance, installation and video involving Jelena Telecki, Marc Alperstein, Simon O’Carrigan, Symon McVilley, Anthony Sawrey, Rebecca Adams, Kit Wise, Torika Bolatagici, Hamish Carr, Sharon Billings, Kez Hughes and Jonathan Heilbron, at Bus Gallery, July- December 2009.

Frankston City Council (Frankston): $16,000
Presentation of a 6 month contemporary cross-media arts project in the Frankston CBD, involving artists Beth Arnold, Lou Hubbard, Alex Selenitsh, Alex Gibson and Torika Bolatagici, July-December 2009.

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