Ten local arts and cultural groups were
given a slice of nearly $35,000 from Council at a presentation at Coffs Harbour
Regional Gallery to bring innovative shows, activities and learning experiences
to the Coffs Coast community.
A total of $34,970 in funds will be
used for a diverse range of activities 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.
Council annually offers up to $5,000
funding assistance per project through its Arts and Cultural Development SmallGrants program.
“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 grant-winners 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
- Bunker Cartoon Gallery - Cartooning
- Screenwave Inc. – ‘Rec ya Shorts’
Youth Film Festival.
- Coffs Harbour High School -
'Miimiga' original cross-cultural musical theatre incorporating Gumbaynggirr
- 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
- Julie Ross Dance Studio – Summer Dance
Workshops Training and Cultural Moves.