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2016 - Country Arts Support Program Recipients

The NSW government has announced more than $16,000 in small arts project funding to the Upper Hunter Region region. The funding was part of the NSW Government's 2016 Country Arts Support Program (CASP) which allocated $250,000 to 86 country arts projects across the State.

Successful recipients in the Upper Hunter region are:

Craven Creek Music Association Inc (Gloucester): $2,000 for a music festival at Craven Creek showcasing young professional musicians. It will include classical music concerts for schools in the region.

Dungog Arts Foundation: $2,620 for workshops for children and adults in rhythm and rhyming poetry at the 2016 Dungog Festival.

Gloucester Arts and Cultural Council: $2,100 for the Gloucester Gallery in partnership with the Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Centre to host seven workshops for children in a variety of art forms.

Murrurundi Public School: $550 for schools in the area to participate in a workshop of the Samba experience, a hands-on percussion workshop.

Scone Literary Long Weekend Committee: $2,935 for the Scone Literary Long Weekend including a series of cultural events over the 2016 October long weekend.

Singleton Council: $3,000 for Brian Martin to run several harmony singing workshops in Singleton and present a workshop on learning to read music for singers of all ages.

Upper Hunter Shire Council: $3,000 for rural women to present ideas around rural life through welded sculpture.