Welcome to Western Riverina Arts - a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to develop, support and promote the arts and culture in Griffith, Leeton, Narrandera & Murrumbidgee. 
We hope you enjoy your stay!

Finding Your Pot of Gold

Do you have an idea for a community-based project? Are you looking to explore grant opportunities to help fund your project and make it happen?

"Nobody really believes in pots of money at the end of rainbows but I like to think they do exist for artists," said Derek Motion, Regional Arts Development Officer with Western Riverina Arts. “Of course just like any good treasure hunter, you need to do your research and put in some hard work.”

"There are many funding sources available for arts projects, and part of the role of our regional arts organisation is to help artists access that kind of support."

Funding can come from local, state or national government organisations, as well as commercial sources. Some grants are tied to specific outcomes, while others have a wider scope for their use.

As part of the workshop program planned by Leeton Shire Council to promote the opening of the Multipurpose Centre in Wade Avenue, Western Riverina Arts offer a workshop to help artists and community-based organisations understand the process of allocating funding.

This practical workshop will give you all the basics you need to know about funding and grant opportunities. Participants will be briefed on relevant grants and will be given space to discuss their projects ideas. They will also be taken through the process of applying for a grant.

"This will be a two-part workshop," said Mr Motion. "First we'll look at the grants available and discuss ideas for projects, looking at how to identify the appropriate proposal for a funding source.

"This will be followed with a practical session on how to apply, with consideration for how a grant application is reviewed."

Derek Motion has many years experience working with funding bodies at a local, state and federal Government level. He has successfully applied for and managed grants, and has also sat on grant assessment panels.

To register your interest in attending the Western Riverina Arts funding workshop on Monday 23 February from 6pm, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/grant-writing-workshop-tickets-15265154488 

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