CASP Funds 120 New Projects in 201410.01.2014
In co-ordination with Arts NSW and the NSW Government, Regional Arts NSW is delighted to announce the successful funding applicants of the Country Arts Support Program (CASP) for 2014.
This year 120 new arts projects have been given the go-ahead in regional, rural and remote NSW, with a range of activities, ranging through music, oral histories, dance, digital art, theatrical performances, exhibitions and graffiti art.
This year there were 167 applications received from every region of the State, with a total request of over $387,000. Many of these were first-time applicants and 120 grants were approved.
This year’s list include the following projects:
- Bourke will host the Festival of A Thousand Stories, which will develop a range of storytelling activities including poetry, music and song, short story, art and performance through workshops with the support of local artists.
- Leather workshops will be held at the North Coast TAFE, which have been specifically designed by local artist April Phillips for participants who have recently immigrated to Coffs Harbour as humanitarian refugees.
- The Yuluwirri Warrambool Art Group in Lightning Ridge will be using local clay and sand to create Raku pottery that is inherently marked by, and representative of place and community.
- In the Northern Rivers region, young people aged 14 -18 years will develop positive strategies to deal with mental health issues through peer based theatre workshops, conducted by the Byron Youth Theatre.
- Friends of the Oberon Library will host Women Welders of the West, welding workshops for women.
The full list of successful applicants is available here.