Ten grants of up to $1000 each have been awarded to people and organisations across the Upper Hunter region. “The assessors were very impressed with the applications,” according to Executive Director John O’Brien. “And the fact is, Micro Grants are a very direct way of getting creative results happening! The dollars are not big, but the applicants find very focused uses for what they can get.”
Over $9,100 will be distributed. The successful applicants were:

Agnes Lingane from Murrurundi, $575 for bookbinding workshops, including some skill-building for the artist herself.

Amy O’Donnell from Hunterview, $900 to upgrade the equipment she uses to teach art classes to both children and adults.

Dungog Historical Society, $1000 for professional labels for their back-room exhibition area.

Murrurundi Arts & Crafts Council, $890 to run two painting and one mosaic workshop for kids in school holidays.

Toy Box Children’s Mobile Outreach Service (Upper Hunter Community Services), $821.29 for paper clay for workshops that reach kids in some of the more remote villages, especially of Muswellbrook Shire.

Rebecca Muscat of Singleton, $1000 to produce a body of eco-dyed textile artworks, and to hold an exhibition locally.

Rebecca Rath from Singleton Region, $1000 to promote an exhibition in Sydney, with the potential to broaden the market for her landscape paintings.

Scone & Upper Hunter Historical Society, $1000 for courses for volunteers in both Upper Hunter and Muswellbrook shires, to enable curatorial succession planning.

Sculpture On The Farm, Dungog, $1000 towards promotion and marketing of this year’s festival.

Singleton Amateur Theatrical Society, $1000 towards an air conditioner for the costume room which will make it a more user-friendly place all year round.

Arts Upper Hunter is funded by Create NSW and the LGAs of Dungog, Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter.
For more information email rado@artsupperhunter.com.au or call John O’Brien on 0409 38 509.

Image: Hanna Kay, Flurry #7. (Photo: Leslie Wand). Travel associated with the production of the Flurries exhibition was partly funded by Arts Upper Hunter 2022 Micro Grant