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Funding boost for Aboriginal arts and culture; and artists with disabilities

Eastern Riverina Arts, Arts North West and Murray Arts have shared in $150,000 from the NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund for projects to benefit Aboriginal arts and culture.

Announcing the funding, Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, said the NSW Government was proud to invest in a vibrant, distinctive and contemporary Aboriginal arts and cultural sector.

Mr Grant has also announced $680,000 funding for projects to benefit artists with disabilities, including $60,000 to Arts Northern Rivers for Dance Integrated Australia for its Corner Dance Lab 2016 project. The project is a disability-inclusive skills development and performing project that connects local, interstate and international artists with emerging practitioners to increase contemporary dance theatre activity in the Northern Rivers region. Arts Northern Rivers is the auspicing body for the project.

Full details of the Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund announcement here.

Full details of the funding for people with disabilities in professional arts and cultural activities here.