Arts Upper Hunter supported 21 artists and arts organisations impacted by COVID in 2020 in our region. Here are examples of the grants at work.
Callicoma Hill Eco-cabins
Supported the first concert performance in 12 months in Singleton. Originally planned to happened outdoors at the end of 2020 but had to be postponed due to wet weather. The concert was held on 20 March 2021. Visit website
Dungog Arts Society
Upgraded gallery lighting to cheaper more environmentally friendly LED lighting. It has had a substantial impact on the gallery experience. Visit website
Used to host 3 crochet workshops and catalyst for a community project that has been exhibited locally and at the Newcastle Museum. Visit Facebook page
Purchase a high speed external solid state 2TB hard drive to assist with editing a film. The filming took place when the region was in drought and due to COVID re-filming sections was not possible, and with good rains the landscape had altered.
Performing Artists of Dungog
Supported a group of performers to incorporation, get insurance, regional arts membership and digital media workshop, to establish a website and get going as a community group. Visit Facebook page.
Assisted with marketing her “Shifting Symbols” exhibition at Art Systems Wickham. The exhibition, scheduled to open in March 2020 and to be postponed due to Covid. It was held in October November 2020 and was a huge success. Visit website
Scone & Upper Hunter Historical Society
Assisted with a new website. https://sconehistorical.org.au/
Assisted with new website. http://artbysuellyn.com.au/
Singleton Town Band
The grant funds have allowed the band to purchase thirteen new pieces of music. ln addition to increasing our players’ musical skills and enjoyment with new exciting music, it also provides greater opportunity for all ensemble groups within the Singleton Town Band to expand their repertoire options. Visit website
Top Left: Courtesy of Callicoma Hill Eco-cabins
Top Right: Courtesy of Rebecca Rath
Bottom left: Courtesy of Julie Fitzgerald
Bottom right: Courtesy of Dungog Arts Society