Six recipients announced for 2017 Regional Arts Legacy Grants

Six recipients announced for 2017 Regional Arts Legacy Grants

Regional Arts WA

Country Arts WA is excited to announce the latest six recipients of the Regional Arts Legacy Grants for 2017. More than $173,000 will be invested into arts projects and programs over the next two years in the regions of the Kimberley, South West and Goldfields-Esperance.

Regional Sculptor Alex Mickle with an example of his work, which will now continue through RALG funding. Photo by Christian Sprogoe

A total of 16 submissions were received from across seven regions requesting a total of $622,973. The following were successful:

  • Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Cultural Centre (KALACC) will receive $35,000 for its program of culture camps. The program centres on intergenerational transference of cultural knowledge around ‘wangga’ cultural performance through dance and song, at the Tjurabalan remote desert country in East Kimberley. The outcomes of the program will be performed at the upcoming 2017 KALACC and Mowanjum Festivals.
  • Puranyangu-Rangka Kerrem Aboriginal Corporation in the Kimberley will receive $20,500 to bring a music producer to Halls Creek for a series of music events with local bands as the headline act. The bands’ performances will be filmed and live audio tracks produced.
  • Waringarri Aboriginal Arts in the Kimberley will receive a grant of $23,960 for community engagement initiatives in the remote community of Kalumburu. The Kira Kiro Arts Legacy Project will deliver a series of community engagement activities, skills development workshops and targeted arts-worker training.
  • Sculptor Alex Mickle from the South West will receive $48,750 over two years. The grant is for creative, technical and professional development including the creation of 12 new medium-scale sculptures.
  • Laverton Leonora Cross Cultural Association (LLCCA) in the Goldfields-Esperance region will receive $33,300. LLCCA will employ a Music Project Facilitator to develop and facilitate music projects in Laverton and surrounding communities.
  • Esperance Community Arts, also in the Goldfields-Esperance region, will receive $12,358 for the development of a strategic plan, marketing plan, and governance training to increase sustainability and maximise effectiveness.

Country Arts WA’s Executive Director Paul MacPhail said the Regional Arts Legacy Grants had built vital capacity within WA’s regional centres, increasing social and cultural activity and contributed significantly to the wellbeing and resilience of remote communities.

“There is a demonstrable need for continued and ongoing funding so we can continue to build on the great results achieved so far and further nurture the wealth of creativity and unmet need within our regions, as evidenced by the consistently high number of applications received for each Regional Arts Legacy Grants funding round,” Mr MacPhail said.

Mr MacPhail said initiatives like Regional Arts Legacy Grants were made possible through successful partnerships with State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts and Department of Regional Development.

RALG is made possible by the State Governments’ Royalties for Regions Creative Regions $24 million investment in culture and the arts.

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