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Community Arts and Cultural Development Grants

2017/18 Community Arts and Cultural Development Grants

The Arts and Cultural Development Grant Program offers grants of between $2,000 and $5,000 to community groups, to support the enjoyment of a rich cultural life within the Coffs Harbour region.  Projects seeking funding should have a strong community benefit and be inclusive of all people across the community.

Total funding available for this program is $35,000.  Applications open Monday 27 March 2017 and close 5pm Friday 5 May 2017.

In 2016/17 a diverse range of activities were supported including a youth film-makers festival, cultural performances, radio broadcasting training for young mums and an arts-based program aimed at helping women recover from trauma or mental health issues.


Community Arts and Cultural Development Acquittal​ Form​

"There are some amazing projects about to be started and I can’t wait to see the results,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight, who will present the grants. “What I like most about the list of winners is that the ideas are so diverse and innovative."


The successful 2016/17 grant recipients were:


  • Woolgoolga and Northern Beaches Chamber of Commerce - Punjabi Cultural Celebration.
  • Woolgoolga Art Group Inc. - Lillipilli Art Exhibition 2016.
  • Orara High School - Gunganbu - Gardens of Belonging Cultural Installation Performances to be held at the Jetty Memorial Theatre.
  • Bunker Cartoon Gallery - Cartooning Workshops.
  • Screenwave Inc. – ‘Rec ya Shorts’ Youth Film Festival.
  • Coffs Harbour High School - 'Miimiga' original cross-cultural musical theatre incorporating Gumbaynggirr creation stories.
  • Boambee East Community Centre Inc. - Winter Solstice Community Festival.
  • Community Media CHY Limited - Mums on the Air radio broadcasting training project.
  • Warrina Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Services Cooperative Ltd – ‘A Stream of Joy’ program offered to women who have been through trauma, violence or suffering from mental health issues.
  • Julie Ross Dance Studio – Summer Dance Workshops Training and Cultural Moves.