From salsa dancing to weaving, from bag-making to hat-making, poetry to opera, visiting artists to anniversary celebrations, the 2024 Country Arts Support Program is reaching deep into community.
Here’s the list of successful applicants:
Broke Public School Parents and Citizens Association ($2,000)
Broke Public School Community Art Mural: artist Jeff Taylor (Joffa) will collaborate with students to design and paint a mural on the outside wall of a block inside Broke Public School.
Kirkton Public School P&C Association ($3,000)
Traditional Aboriginal Weaving Workshops: local Indigenous Artist and Basket Weaver, Michelle Napanangka Earl from Kilipiynpiyn Workshopswill take students through the process of creating traditional woven bracelets, baskets and produce a traditional weaving to hang in the school.
Murrurundi & District Historical Society Inc ($1,200)
In the Bag: This 2-day workshop in Murrurundi will showcase new techniques and innovative designs for fabric bag making.
Muswellbrook South Public School P & C Association ($3,000)
MSPS Musica Viva: the entire school will participate in the Musica Viva show, Colours of Home, exploring the connection between colour, emotion and sound. Further resources will be used in the classroom.
Scone Arts & Craft Inc ($1,500)
A Celebration of Colour Mural: our local creative community will design and install a mural on the side of a shipping container. The theme will be a celebration of place, art and colour and will coincide with SAC’s 60th anniversary.
Scone Public School P&C Association ($1,640)
Scone Public School Visiting Artist Workshops: opportunities for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 to collaborate with and learn from local artists in a variety of mediums during 2024.
Singleton Library ($2,267)
Finding Your Poetic Voice: an immersive exploration into the art and craft of poetry. Through this workshop, participants are invited to delve into the essence of what poetry is and what it can achieve.
St Paul’s Anglican Church Murrurundi ($900)
Opera excerpts: A live performance of Opera music including arias, duets and ensembles accompanied by piano and stringed instruments interspersed with explanation of pieces and their role in opera and relevance to history of opera composition and performance.
Timor Tennis Club (TTC) ($3000)
Not HARD HATS – hat-making workshops – Timor: Milliner Jo Barr will conduct two hat-making workshops at Timor in late autumn and late spring 2024. Workshops are for Timor community, but wider community if spaces available close to date.
Upper Hunter Shire Council ($1,500)
Harmony Week Salsa Experience: a dance instructor will run 2 Salsa Dance sessions in Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone. The first session will be for ages 12-17 years and the second session will be for adults.
If you’d like to know more, please contact the Executive Director of Arts Upper Hunter, John O’Brien on 0409 382 509 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Caption: Benjie Williams from Earthen Rhythms held African Drumming Workshops for all students at Muswellbrook South Public School last year. The project was supported by a CASP 2022 grant. Photo courtesy of MSPS.