Barnaby Joyce

Nearly $60,000 for Tamworth arts projects

20 Nov 2019

Tamworth has secured a significant share of new arts funding awarded to the New England under the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund.

 

Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said Tamworth will host three of the five arts projects in the electorate funded under this latest round.

 

Recent grants include:

“Whether it’s in the history, the stars, or Aboriginal culture, it is so important to make an investment that broadens the mind and adds to the lives of the people who live in the New England,” Mr Joyce said.

 

“Aboriginal people have a long history that dates back thousands of years and to learn more about their history, is to learn more about us.”

 

The Regional Arts Fund supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities by providing support to artists and organisations to create new works, develop skills and make connections across communities.

 

Through the latest Regional Arts Fund round, the Government will provide more than $1.1 million to support 71 regional arts and cultural projects.

 

Also funded in the New England under this round:

Each year the Government provides about $3.5 million through the fund, which is delivered by Regional Arts Australia and organisations in each state and territory.

 

For more information about the Regional Arts Fund visit: www.arts.gov.au/raf 

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