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2017 Country Arts Support Program (CASP) grants supports projects across the Upper Hunter

The NSW government has announced more than $17,000 in small arts project funding to the Upper Hunter Region region. The funding was part of the NSW Government’s 2017  Country Arts Support Program (CASP) which allocated $245,000 to 80 country arts projects across the State.

Successful recipients in the Upper Hunter region are:

Dungog Arts Foundation: $2,960 for Dungog Festival screen writing workshops. The workshops will encourage adults and young adults to develop storytelling skills and create a short script that could be developed for the screen.

Gloucester Arts & Cultural Council Inc: $2,650 to present a series of visual arts workshops facilitated by local artists in Gloucester art venues. GoCo Community Care – Gunnedah Shire Council: $2,000 to support a disability inclusive group to participate in a four week pottery workshop series.

integratedliving Limited: $3,000 for St Joseph High School Students and people with disability to participate in a week long African drumming workshop culminating in a concert.

Murrurundi Public School Parents and Citizens Association Inc: $1,900 to engage visiting artists from Young Australia Workshop to deliver three separate programs throughout 2017 including the science of sound, hip hop and puppet theatre.

Singleton Library: $1,200 for Catapult Dance to conduct four dance workshops for people with an intellectual disability at the Singleton Library during 2017, with an end of year performance.

Upper Hunter Community Services Inc: $2,431 to engage a local Aboriginal artist to work with a Vacation Care group and create a mural. Cultural experiences will be shared over a three day event with a BBQ celebration at the completion of the mural.

Upper Hunter Youth Council: $3,000 to deliver a two day workshop engaging young people in the visual arts, with participation from a wide range of schools across the region.

For more information please visit Regional Arts NSW http://regionalartsnsw.com.au/2016/11/nsw-government-targets-support-for-80-country-arts-projects/