Arts Grants Support Community-led Creative Projects

Published on 28 July 2022

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Seven local groups are to share $40,753 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 for a theatre performance exploring the shocking 1847 event known as the Coutts Crossing Massacre, to support a new jazz festival, pre-school art workshops, youth ukulele lessons to support wellbeing and mental health, mentoring young and emerging artists in professional growth, an art sector peer support initiative and a project that brings together gardeners and an artist to create a unique artwork.

Council annually offers grants from $1,000 to $7,000 through its Arts and Cultural Development Grants program to help support the implementation of the Creative Coffs – Cultural Strategic Plan 2017-2022.

“It’s great to be able to offer assistance to such a diverse range of local projects – and to see so many talented youth coming to the fore,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor Councillor Paul Amos.

“Nurturing and supporting local artists of all ages is a privilege and can only help build and strengthen our culturally diverse community.”

The successful projects are:


Project Title

Funds Recommended

Coffs Harbour High School P&C Association

Dawaaalam: a theatrical response to the Coutts Crossing Massacre of 1847


Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium

Coffs Coast Jazz Festival 2022


Gamumbi Early Childhood Education Centre Incorporated

Children's Art Matters - Our Stories


GenHealth Inc. (trading as Headspace Coffs Harbour)

Coffs Ukulele Youth Group


Sawtell Art Group

Mentorship program for emerging and early career artists


The Friends of the North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens Inc.

Artists in the Garden (Phase 2)


Woolgoolga Regional Community Gardens Inc.

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Details of successful projects.(PDF, 362KB)


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