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Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020/21 CASP

Create NSW has announced the 83 recipients who will receive a share in $267,116 worth of funding from the 2020/21 Country Arts Support Program (CASP).

Congratulations to all recipients. We look forward to seeing the amazing arts, culture and creativity that transpires from these projects and programs throughout the year.

Arts Mid North Coast

  1. Slippry Sirkus inc Through These Eyes ($3,000)
    • The project in early 2021 will engage members of the outlying communities of Bellbrook and Willawarrin in the Kempsey LGA  to participate in a story telling/photo voice outreach program which provides a platform to reflect and share experiences and stories of the  catastrophic bush fires and of recovery and renewal.
  1. Mid North Coast Writers’ Centre Incorporated 2nd Saturday Workshops ($2,950)
    • These workshops presented by writers for writers will be offered on the 2nd Saturday of the month in various locations and/or via Zoom if Covid-19 restrictions are heightened. The workshop catering to the boarder writing community giving more access to more writers by being mobile.
  1. Pappinbarra Progress Association Artsup Youth fire recovery project ($2,580)
    • Artsup is a series of art workshops scheduled to start in the school holiday breaks in April – October 2021 designed to engage young people to feel active, have fun and reconnect. A collaboration between the Pappinbarra Progress Association, artist Charlene Tubbs and Headspace at the Hollisdale Hall, Pappinbarra.
  1. EACH – Headspace Port Macquarie ArtSPACE ($3,000)
    • ArtSPACE is an art program held fortnightly, and during school holidays at Headspace Port Macquarie. ArtSPACE is open to all youth aged 12-25 years and offers FREE art instruction by local artists and includes materials and healthy snacks.

 

Arts North West

  1. New England Writers’ Centre Inc Prepare to Self-Publish ($2,465)
    • This practical workshop series for self-publishing authors includes a 3-session in-person workshop in Armidale on editing, designing and creating the professional print-ready file for their book, followed by a 2 hour online workshop on Zoom on the best ways of getting your book out on several platforms.
  1. New England Regional Art Museum Ltd NERAM Artist Residency Program ($2,790)
    • The New England Regional Museum Artist Residency Program will provide two funded residencies to NSW-based artists to engage in creative and professional development utilising NERAM’s Packsaddle Residence and the Museum of Printing.
  1. Gwydir Shire Council Print Making Workshop ($3,000)
    • A dry point printing workshop will run for two days out of the Living Classroom in Bingara. It will cater for up to 10 participants who will then be able to take their skills to provide further workshops for other community members including children and young people on a regular basis.
  1. Narrabri Shire Council CREATE – An Art and Culture Event ($3,000)
    • Narrabri Shire Council aims to reinvigorate art and culture awareness for Shire residents and visitors. Council proposes to facilitate an annual event called CREATE with 2021 being the inaugural event. CREATE 2021 will include art, film, music and lights, with following years seeing more activities added to increase diversification.
  1. Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre Inc Create Gunnedah High ($3,000)
    • Winanga-Li will collaborate with a local artist and students from the local high school to beautify 18 concrete planters placed around the school grounds. This project will be delivered by the students, who will design the artwork and paint the planters, with an artist facilitating their participation.
  1. Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society Incorporated Slam Poetry Workshops ($2,960)
    • The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Society will host Miles Merrill, slam performance writer from Word Travels, based in Sydney, to conduct a writing and performance workshop for secondary school students from Gunnedah High School and Barraba Central School.

 

Arts Northern Rivers

  1. Kyogle and District Arts Council Inc Kyogle Writers Festival 2021 ($5,000)
    • This three-day festival, proposed for May 2021 in Kyogle, will primarily target residents of Kyogle, Casino, Lismore and surrounding villages. It will include writers talks, workshops, Q & A sessions with contributions from local and regional published authors.
  1. TLC Collective The Loneliness Connection: TLC ($5,000)
    • TLC will explore the concept of loneliness being the polar opposite to connection: The epidemic of loneliness during a pandemic requiring isolation. There will be a Workshop to engage local community, including a showing of Dance Performance pieces. High quality and meaningful work, forging new community connections and mental health benefits.
  1. Brunswick Heads Progress Association Inc Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk Performance, Puppetry, Sculpture ($5,000)
    • Artists will create new innovative multidisciplinary performance works, specific to Brunswick Heads. Workshops making large puppet lanterns and an interactive dance performance with visual sound artist. These works will challenge new narratives about place. Interacting with the public and sculptural installations as part of the Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk 2021.
  1. New Italy Museum Inc Migration Stories Soundscape($2,214)
    • ‘Migration Stories Soundscape’ is an oral history-based sound design that will honour the enduring spirit of Italian migrants to Australia and the Northern Rivers between 1920 and 1960. The soundscape will be a key sensory element of the wider Migration Stories exhibit in development for the New Italy Italian Pavilion.
  1. Byron Youth Theatre Our Home Holiday Town ($5,000)
    • Byron Youth Theatre have partnered with Southern Cross University to create an original production, based on research, about the mental health issues of growing up in a tourist destination before and during COVID-19. The production will be delivered to local schools in the region and public performances provided.
  1. Byron Multicultural Incorporated Association Byron Multicultural Gatherings 2021 ($5,000)
    • Byron Multicultural Inc. will present eight culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community arts workshops, for adults and children, from March 2021. Each will be led by different CALD arts facilitators and engage up to forty-five participants before culminating in a free finale concert, showcasing a selection of the facilitator artists.

 

Arts OutWest

  1. Central West Lachlan Landcare Inc Embracing Enviro Art at Schools Eco Day ($2,992)
    • Schools Eco Day is expanding in 2021 and as part of this educational and fun day for Year 5 students in the Parkes and Forbes Shires. It will include an Eco Art workshop, showing children how plants can be used to decorate and embellish.
  1. Adavale Lane Community Centre Inc ‘Who we are and where we live’ cultural mural project ($3,000)
    • This project involves families working together on a grid mural for their community hall. Based on a collage of images from their farms, the design will be transferred on canvases by coordinating Visual Arts teacher, Danielle Diener, who will assist the community through teaching, to paint the canvas panels.
  1. Cowra Shire Council Residency – Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows ($3,000)
    • Cowra Civic Centre will host Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows for a one-week regional retreat residency in February 2021 in Cowra which will include masterclasses and a public performance.
  1. Parkes School of Dance Inc Summer Series Dance Workshops ($2,851)
    • Parkes School of Dance (PSD) will host the Summer Series Workshops in January 2021 in the PSD May Street Studios. Guest ballet and contemporary dance teachers will inspire and improve the students and teachers from our studio, as well as others in the region.
  1. Oberon Arts Council Inc Artist Chat ($2,983)
    • Participants who live in residential aged care will be in conversation with artists. The artists will discuss their work. The program will be delivered through video conferencing and be supported by a guide containing relevant links and information
  1. Wiradjuri Condobolin Corporation Ltd Condo SistaShed Lantern Project ($3,000)
    • Deliver two separate workshops in 2021 by Lantern maker Phil Rilf, from Ikara Celebratory Events, with the Condo Sista Shed fibre artists. At these workshops the Sistas will learn how to design and make their own small and large sculptural lanterns and design a fire sculpture for SkyFest Miira Wirrabinya 2021.
  1. Forbes Arts Society Chinese Dragon Dance ($3,000)
    • Students from Kristen’s Dance Studio will learn and perform traditional style Chinese dances at the Grazing Down the Lachlan event on Saturday 18 September 2021, held on the banks of the Lachlan River nine miles west of Forbes.
  1. Lachlan Arts Council Outback Pastels by the Lake ($2,986)
    • Lachlan Arts council will be holding a Pastel Workshop with tutor Colin Darley from Shoalhaven for the local and surrounding district artists in Lake Cargelligo in Autumn in 2021.The pastel workshop will be an exciting and creative event for this remote community.

 

Arts Upper Hunter

  1. Upper Hunter Community Services Inc Warriors Hip Hop Workshop ($2,200)
    • Hip Hop Music program at Warrior Disability Service in Muswellbrook. The program consists of 4×3 hour sessions facilitated by UP&UP Inspirations. The program runs over a 4-6-week period. By the end of the program, a Hip Hop music video will be produced.
  1. Denman Public School Parents & Citizens Association Bringing Aboriginal language and culture to life at Denman PS ($3,000)
    • Bringing Aboriginal language to life through the use of familiar animals to engage the children’s interest. Promoting the significance of the school community coming together to learn about and celebrate Aboriginal culture and language.
  1. Upper Hunter Shire Council Indigenous Music Workshop ($3,000)
    • This art project will provide an opportunity for the young people of the Upper Hunter Shire to learn about Indigenous culture and create Aboriginal art through music, instruments and cultural sharing.
  1. Muswellbrook South Public School Parents & Citizens Association MSPS Mural Project ($3,000)
    • Richie Lawton will hold workshops with MSPS Aboriginal students to design and create a mural to be permanently displayed within school grounds.
  1. Sculpture on the Farm Inc Earth Art Experience at the Dungog Common ($3,000)
    • Sculpture on the Farm will commission Newcastle ephemeral artist Gavin Vitullo to create an earth artwork within the Dungog Common, Common Road, Dungog. It is anticipated that this experience will be created in the first half of 2021 over a 5-day period.
  1. Murrurundi Arts and Crafts Council Inc Combating COVID with Creative workshops ($3,000)
    • A series of community workshops to lift community spirits, through engagement in the arts and crafts. Involving all age groups in the arts and crafts, at various venues throughout Murrurundi and Scone between February and September 2021

 

Create NSW (Organisations based in regional areas as identified by Create NSW)

  1. New Steel City Strings Inc Professional development workshops for the Chamber Orchestra ($3,000)
    • A series of workshops to strengthen the orchestra through providing targeted professional development that will improve the musicianship of our members; specifically members’ ability to play as an ensemble, improve their individual technical skills on their instrument, and enhance their understanding of early music repertoire, playing styles and performance practice.
  1. Thirroul Music Collective Thirroul Music Festival 2021 ($3,000)
    • Thirroul Music Festival ‘brings country to the coast’ attracting NSW’s best artists to the regional town of Thirroul on the South Coast NSW for a two-day celebration of folk and country music, across 5 under-utilised and unique music venues, feat. 30+ artists and catering to people of all ages.

 

Eastern Riverina Arts

  1. Bland Shire Council Bland’s Indigenous Outdoor Museum ($5,000)
    • Bland Shire Council is building an Indigenous Outdoor Museum at the Cooinda Park/Wetlands Precinct located in Wyalong to celebrate and showcase our rich Wiradjuri history and culture. The museum will host indigenous sculptures and artefacts to be viewed by residents and tourists.
  1. Riverina Community College Limited Nemesis ($2,255)
    • The Nemesis is a six-episode, six-minute radio drama, reminiscent of radio drama’s in the past and will engage listeners with a thrilling spy drama set in the 1980 in a mythical country. The Nemesis radio drama will be available to aged care facilities and community groups.
  1. Lockhart Shire Council All One under the Australian Sun ($5,000)
    • ‘All One under Australian Sun’ an artwork inspired by respect, acknowledgement of Wiradjuri people. Workshops will provide school children at Lockhart Central School and St Josephs Lockhart with an understanding of Reconciliation, Aboriginal culture and heritage, and an opportunity to develop skills, employment opportunities & raise the artists’ profile.
  1. Create Hub Riverina Multicultural Women’s Creative Group ($4,959)
    • The Multicultural Women’s Creative Group will be a weekly creative engagement program for women from refugee backgrounds. Through the workshops, women will engage in creative expression and share cultural and tradition arts practices from their multicultural backgrounds, as well as learn contemporary arts practices, facilitated by local artist, Elaine Camlin.

 

Murray Arts

  1. ‘A Land of Snow and Ice’ Creatives Land of Snow and Ice Performances ($4,500)
    • The project will be holding 3 performances of A Land of Snow and Ice, which will be an immersive theatrical experience for young people and their families.
  1. Atomic Music Regional Originals ($4,500)
    • Regional Originals is a fortnightly, original music night to be hosted at Woolhouse Albury with a keen focus on three original music artists each event. This fortnightly, tables booked, COVID safe, seated event highlights original artists and gives them a supportive setting to perform their music.
  1. Mulwala Public School P&C Inc Bpangarang Animal Garden ($4,145)
    • Mulwala Public School students will collaborate with local Elder Uncle Freddie Dowling to create a sculpture garden of plasma cut local native animals. The garden will enhance the school communities understanding of Bpangarang language and culture and provide a platform for students to experience the elements of drawing and design.
  1. Albury Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau Inc Our Home – a digital storytelling project ($4,069)
    • Our Home is a digital storytelling project that shares and celebrates the unique stories from Albury-Wodonga’s vibrant Bhutanese and Congolese communities. In partnership with local artists Alyson Evans and Tahni Froudist, community members will participate in storytelling workshops, resulting in 6 digital storytelling films that will be shared during Harmony Week.
  1. Albury Wodonga Photography Group In The Bubble ($3,426)
    • A community photography project and exhibition showing the huge change 2020 has brought to our lives, particularly in the Border Bubble (Albury/Wodonga), and how we adapted and came together as a community, and as artists.
  1. Federation Council Urana Courthouse Museum Millinery Workshop ($4,624)
    • Urana Courthouse Museum is organising a Rural Women’s 2-day Millinery Workshop to take place in Urana in August 2021.

 

Orana Arts

  1. Arts Council of Gulgong Inc Gulgong Arts HUB for Youth and Community ($3,000)
    • The project will be a new space that will drawing attention to the community and youth to learn new skills and provide creative resources.
  1. Mudgee Local Aboriginal Land Council The Power of Sound ($5,000)
    • A series of online and face-to-face workshops that extend the idea of listening to Country to the use of technology to achieve deep listening, as well as to create sound art and music.
  1. North East Wiradjuri Co Ltd Weaving our Magic ($2,150)
    • 3 weaving workshops for the general community. Diane Pirotta will teach traditional weaving methods making fishing nets, eel traps and fish traps. Participants will have the opportunity to make a small individual work and then join in the construction of a large community piece.
  1. Dubbo Filmmakers Incorporated Out West 48-Hour Film Challenge ($3,800)
    • Over the course of a weekend, 4 to 8 teams in Dubbo and 2 other towns, will complete a short film with the assistance of experienced coaches.
  1. ArtClubDub Youth EnviroArts – normalising good environmental behaviour ($3,264)
    • Directly targeting youth, this eco-conscious pilot project aims to build better collaboration between the cultural, historical and environmental heritage of our regional landscapes. Combining visual arts alongside environmental activities this project will engage young people in group and community activities through art and wellbeing that celebrate natural heritage and the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices.

 

Outback Arts

  1. Warren Chamber Music Festival Incorporated Warren Chamber Music Festival ($5,000)
    • The inaugural Warren Chamber Music Festival 7-9 May 2021 will inspire and educate audiences and boost the local economy by facilitating four concerts of exceptional quality in the Warren Shire. Professional musicians and skilled local performers will workshop, rehearse, and perform alongside each other.
  1. Burren Junction Parents & Citizens Association 2021 School Play ($1,000)
    • A whole school musical drama production in the Burren Junction School of Arts Hall. Children will help write the play, build the sets, paint the backdrop and design the program. Every child, from Kindergarten to Year 6, will take part.
  1. Coonamble Arts Alive Society Inc A Craving for Colour ($1,782)
    • Jude Flemming will teach 2 x 3-hour classes at the Talent Scouts Studio, Coonamble in March 2021 focused on learning how to mix colours to create your own personal palettes in the students preferred medium.
  1. Warren Shire Council Public art in Warren – water tower mural ($2,466)
    • The project is to undertake painting of the Stafford Street water tower in Warren with a mural. The Warren Public Arts Committee composed of Council and community representatives has been established to help drive this project. The project is scheduled to occur during 2021.
  1. Brewarrina Shire Council Resin Art ($2,000)
    • Brewarrina Shire Council will hold two four-hour, resin workshops, for 15 participants in each workshop, who will learn how to work with resin and take home 3 items of resin work. The workshops will take place in April 2021 at the Brewarrina Visitor Information Centre Hall.
  1. Walgett Art Group Wellbeing Weekend of Art ($1,000)
    • Coonamble Artist, Georgina Burton will hold a mixed media weekend workshop in March 2021 at ‘Glenrow’, Walgett. The workshop will be open to all Artists in the Walgett Region and will be preparing paintings to be exhibited in September along with a retrospective exhibition showcasing Deb Murray’s artworks.
  1. Marra Creek Recreation Reserve Land Manager Lamp Shades & Cushions ($1,500)
    • Lamp Shade and Cushion workshop with Melinda O’Donoghue, owner of Bespoke Sewing and Design. The workshop will develop skills, provide creative outlet and important social interaction for isolated community.
  1. Lightning Ridge Arts & Crafts Council Inc Leadlight window depicting local history ($2,466)
    • A group of artists are planning a scene depicting the original post office at Lightning Ridge which includes the mail coach and horses, early pioneers, mining scenes of men at work on a windlass, community nurse and the women who supported them.

 

South East Arts

  1. Eurobodalla Shire Council Bas About Town – Mechanics Institute Activation Project ($2,384)
    • Through the Bas About Town program, Eurobodalla Shire Council will support three artists to exhibit in 2021 at the Mechanics Institute, Moruya, a heritage building, equipped for exhibitions.
  1. Candelo Arts Society Inc The New Graces Headline Candelo Village Festival ($3,000)
    • Local band ‘The New Graces’ will headline the 2021 Candelo Village Festival and deliver public workshops.
  1. The Bega Valley Potters Wild Clay and Wood Fire Introduction workshop series ($3,000)
    • A targeted series of workshops led by renowned local wood-fire artist Yuri Wiedenhofer. These workshops will focus on Yuri’s decades of experience in locating, processing and firing raw, local and unique materials in the practice of wood-fire ceramics and offer insight into materials endemic to the South East region.
  1. Cobargo Bushfire Resilience Centre Inc We are COBARGO ($2,830)
    • We are COBARGO’ is a community arts project – the ‘handprints’ of locals will be collected and turned into colourful flags installed on the fire-affected site at 70 Princes Hwy Cobargo. The project will commence in January 2021 coinciding with the first anniversary of the Badja Forest Rd fire.
  1. Cobargo Wellness Group Ltd Theatre Previews, Workshops and BBQ for Remote NSW Communities ($3,000)
    • 3 theatre shows and performing art workshops to families in remote NSW communities who don’t receive local opportunities to engage in the arts. The project will be delivered free of charge in small community halls and will be a catered event.
  1. FLING Physical Theatre The Tent- Creative Development, new work by FLING Physical Theatre ($3,000)
    • This funding will support the first development of The Tent, a new work by FLING Physical Theatre. The work will be housed inside a large-scale set installation, which will be developed by Co Artistic Director Rob McCredie, in collaboration with Lighting Designer and Rigger Gerry Corcoran.

 

South West Arts

  1. A Day in the Life of Deniliquin Steering Committee A Day in the Life of Deniliquin 2021 ($3,992)
    • A Day in the Life of Deniliquin 2021 is an inclusive, community-led photographic documentary project that celebrates connectedness, cultural identity, wellbeing and a sense of place. It aims to build sustainable social connection and improve mental wellbeing through a series of accessible visual arts activities and events.
  1. Hillston Creative Arts Council Incorporated Paverpol Weekend Workshop ($2,376)
    • Two one-day workshops will instruct the basics of Paverpol technique to participants from Hillston and District Communities. The workshops will be conducted by Paverpol tutor Bronwyn Stuart and be held at the Red Dust and Paddy Melons Gallery.
  1. Finley Arts Network Inc The Colours of Finley – four visual art development workshops ($2,216)
    • Four visual arts development workshops presented by local regional artist Jan Harris for the Finley Arts Network. Workshops will encourage local visual artists to explore and develop different visual art media and techniques to ignite their visual art practice. An ongoing exhibition of work produced will accompany the workshops.
  1. Outback Theatre for Young People From boring brick to bold and bright in Bunnaloo ($4,500)
    • Outback Theatre will work alongside Bunnaloo Public School (BPS, currently 50 students K-6) and local Bunnaloo artist (and BPS alumna) Amie Dick to design and install a large-scale mural. Amie will deliver skill building workshops alongside the design of the piece and will be mentored by an established artist.
  1. Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre Aboriginal Corporation Aboriginal Digital stories connecting generations through recording stories of place ($4,130)
    • This project will increase production of digital stories connecting Aboriginal high school students to community Elders to talk about important locations and share stories. The students will be involved in recording these stories through digital technologies to product short films that are able to be viewed through electronic means.

 

Southern Tablelands Arts

  1. Goulburn Liedertafel Inc Prophesy ($3,000)
    • The Lieder will engage 3 professional regional theatre artists to develop and rehearse a new script entitled Prophesy, written by ex-Lieder member, Patrick Russell, and performed as the highlight and focus of the Company’s 130th birthday celebrations in July 2021 in their own historic art deco venue built in 1929.
  1. Survival: Herstory Collective SURVIVAL: HERSTORY ($2,990)
    • The project is a professionally facilitated Weekend Workshop exploring regional women’s stories of surviving hardship, through generations. The published/recorded stories will then be integrated as an art installation into PROJECT HERSTORY’s several theatre presentations, and afterwards distributed for future community use.
  1. Hilltops Arts Inc Hilltops Arts AiR (Artist-in-Residence) Project ($2,500)
    • Hilltops Arts will tender the position of ‘Artist-in-Residence’ to eligible visual artists within the region administered by Southern Tablelands Arts, the successful applicant will be provided with accommodation, basic necessities, studio space and a budget for art supplies to use within a two-week period in February of 2021.
  1. Visual Arts Society of Yass Incorporated Artworks Reconnect – reconnecting artists and engaging new beginners ($1,448)
    • VASY will aim workshops at the arts community while encouraging those ‘beginners’ who would like to try but never game. Reconnecting the community after the isolation of the pandemic is forefront. Attracting new members for VASY and connecting with local teachers in our region after COVID.
  1. St Vincent de Paul Society NSW – Creative Space Southern Highlands Creative Space: Drawing Foundations & Colour Theory Workshop Series ($3,000)
    • 2 Local Art Facilitators will be employed to share their expertise in an inclusive accessible space with Makers of all abilities through 8 full day workshop sessions.
  1. Rocky Hill Musical Theatre Company Inc Page to Stage: How to Write A Musical ($2,964)
    • This introductory, 10-week, Term 1 2021, musical writing course will give youth (14-21) experience and knowledge in developing a musical from concept to creation, by addressing written, musical, design and performance requirements. Online, fortnightly lessons with the dramaturg will be supported with fortnightly, practical workshops, live in Goulburn.
  1. Goulburn Mulwaree Council Post Pandemic production ($3,000)
    • A production of music to be performed by the choir and supports and performed in a public performance to celebrate International Day of People with disability 3/12/21. The current working title is A Short History of the Best Songs in the World (According to Us!).
  1. Goulburn & District Chamber of Commerce Main Street Community Portraits ($3,000)
    • The project will address vacant shop front windows in the main street of Goulburn, and work with existing stores to create a street gallery of local personalities Portraits celebrating some of the people in the community over 50 years of age who give back to their community.

 

West Darling Arts

  1. Broken Hill Repertory Society Inc Marian Street Theatre Workshop ($5,000)
    • Two professional artists from Marian Street Theatre for young people will collaborate to deliver a 2-day workshop in Broken Hill using creative play and story building, song writing and drama training to create an original 25 minute theatre piece to be performed at the end of the workshop.
  1. Wentworth Shire Council Pooncarie Hall mural ($5,000)
    • This project will see local artist Steve Hederics work with the local community organisation representing the township of Pooncarie (PADDA = Pooncarie and District Development Association) to develop a mural on the southern side of the Pooncarie Town Hall.
  1. Under the Silver Tree Cooperative Bookshop Ltd BROKEN HILL WRITERS’ FESTIVAL ($3,945)
    • Published writers, living in or closely associated with Broken Hill and the Western region will meet groups of local and visiting people to discuss their ideas and work and to promote writing at the Broken Hill Community Centre in May 2021.
  1. Wentworth Shire Council Darling Street Toilet Block ($2,214)
    • This project will see the newly completed toilet block in Darling Street Wentworth have some much-needed artwork on the outside of the building.

 

Western Riverina Arts

  1. St Joseph’s Parents and Friends Association Our Place ($3,000)
    • The project will involve an artist with input from the students creating a contemporary art piece on the school grounds in Jerilderie representing the local area and what the region represents to them.
  1. Leeton Shire Council Beak Technique ($2,875)
    • This project will develop free all-ages resources for identifying common native birds. Working with the Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists, regional artists will design worksheets that educate how the shape of a bird’s beak provides insights into their diet and habitat. These will be made available for download and promoted to schools.
  1. Narrandera Arts & Creative Network Waybarra (Weaving) Works Project ($3,000)
    • Wiradjuri artist Nioka Dupond and textile designer Lillardia Houston Briggs will work with a group of Wiradjuri women to pass on cultural knowledge around Indigenous plant use and language and share skills in weaving a range of decorative and utilitarian items using Wiradjuri plant matter collected by participants.
  1. The Cad Factory Political Women, Public Programs ($3,000)
    • ‘Political Women’ is an exhibition that brings together 15 artists from diverse cultural, generational, personal and artistic perspectives to illustrate and celebrate the complexity of contemporary feminist art. To compliment the exhibition, we will run a series of workshops for community and school students, along with creating a promotional video.
  1. Leeton Shire Council Music for The Lost World ($2,875)
    • Leeton-based artist and musician Jason Richardson will develop a public projection event for the 2021 Art Deco Festival. This will include developing projections as well as composing and recording an original soundtrack to accompany a screening of The Lost World (1925), a film from the public domain available for reinterpretation.