The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) provides small grants annually to arts and community organisations and local arts councils in regional NSW for short term, locally initiated projects. The aims of the program are:
CASP funding applications for projects occurring in 2019 open on Friday 25th May and close Monday 30th July @ 5pm. Local artists and groups are encouraged to contact Western Riverina Arts to discuss potential projects that could be eligible for funding. Contact Derek via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0428 882 059.
Further information including the guidelines and application form are available via: http://regionalartsnsw.com.au/grants/casp/
Western Riverina Arts in partnership with the Griffith Regional Art Gallery are pleased to invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists (residing in the Western Riverina region of NSW) to participate in our annual Aboriginal arts project. The 2018 project is titled Murru, and will focus on the mediums of printmaking and textiles.
Murrumbidgee Marramaraa and Warangesda: Deep Waters were developed in 2016 and 2017 respectively, in 2018 Murru will once again present the work of our local Aboriginal artists in an exhibition outcome at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery in November this year.
Regional Development Officer Derek Motion says the aim of this exhibition is to provide an opportunity to celebrate the creativity and cultural engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in the region.
‘This project will present the work of our local Aboriginal artists in a major regional art gallery, showcasing it to the wider community, and it will build on the work done in the last two years, helping to build skills in new mediums,’ he said. ‘We also hope that as in previous years the project will encourage younger artists to get involved and to create new work. Basil is a highly qualified & passionate teacher with many years experience – it will be a great way to begin creating new works for the exhibition outcome at the end of the year.’
Workshops to develop artworks for the exhibition will be held throughout the year, any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists interested in participating should sign up by contacting either Derek Motion at Western Riverina Arts (email@example.com or 0428882059) or Ray Wholahan at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery (Raymond.Wholohan@griffith.nsw.gov.au or 69 628338).
The Griffith Riverina Fellowship of Australian Writers has launched a writing competition to engage local creative writers and poets and encourage them to produce original material.
Categories include short stories of up to 2000 words and poems, with the sections judged in three groups: Primary years K-6, secondary years 7-12 and open. First prize is $70; second prize is $50; and third prize is $25.
The Griffith Riverina Federation of Australian Writers is a recently established group and is hoping this competition will kick-start new interest from members of the MIA community to join. The group meets on the last Thursday of every month at the Multicultural Councils offices in Memorial Park.
Entries for the competition close on Thursday 31st May 2018, for more information on the entry requirements contact Ms Marilyn Sayer on 0488 444 951 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Create NSW is the NSW Government’s arts and culture policy and development body. The department provides support to artists and key arts and cultural organisations through infrastructure and funding programs, and targeted strategies. Create NSW works collaboratively with the NSW cultural institutions, the arts and cultural sector and partners within government.
Create NSW runs an annual cultural program of grants across a variety of art-forms and time-frames. Go to the Create NSW website for more details, or drop into Western Riverina Arts for a hard-copy of the grants program.
The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. They support Australia’s arts through funding, strengthening and developing the arts sector.
Each year, The Australia Council delivers more than $200 million in funding for arts organisations and individual artists across the country. Check http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/ for details of the open grants program, or speak to Western Riverina Arts staff about the options available.
Round two of Australia Council Grants for projects commencing after September 1 are currently open. Applications close Tuesday 5th June 2018. These grants include funding for individual development, arts projects, touring, disability groups, fellowships, residencies and placements. To find out more visit the Australia Council Grants page.