NSW Government has announced that regional and rural arts organisations from around NSW are to benefit from $267,116 in small-grant funding.
The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) will fund 83 organisations to support community arts and cultural development.
Successful recipients in the Upper Hunter region are:
Upper Hunter Community Services Inc Warriors Hip Hop Workshop ($2,200)
Hip Hop Music program at Warrior Disability Service in Muswellbrook. The program consists of 4×3 hour sessions facilitated by UP&UP Inspirations. The program runs over a 4-6-week period. By the end of the program, a Hip Hop music video will be produced.
Denman Public School Parents & Citizens Association Bringing Aboriginal language and culture to life at Denman PS ($3,000)
Bringing Aboriginal language to life through the use of familiar animals to engage the children’s interest. Promoting the significance of the school community coming together to learn about and celebrate Aboriginal culture and language.
Upper Hunter Shire Council Indigenous Music Workshop ($3,000)
This art project will provide an opportunity for the young people of the Upper Hunter Shire to learn about Indigenous culture and create Aboriginal art through music, instruments and cultural sharing.
Muswellbrook South Public School Parents & Citizens Association MSPS Mural Project ($3,000)
Richie Lawton will hold workshops with MSPS Aboriginal students to design and create a mural to be permanently displayed within school grounds.
Sculpture on the Farm Inc Earth Art Experience at the Dungog Common ($3,000)
Sculpture on the Farm will commission Newcastle ephemeral artist Gavin Vitullo to create an earth artwork within the Dungog Common, Common Road, Dungog. It is anticipated that this experience will be created in the first half of 2021 over a 5-day period.
30. Murrurundi Arts and Crafts Council Inc Combating COVID with Creative workshops ($3,000)
A series of community workshops to lift community spirits, through engagement in the arts and crafts. Involving all age groups in the arts and crafts, at various venues throughout Murrurundi and Scone between February and September 2021
Photo: Ceramic Tile Project which was supported by a CASP grant. Photo taken by and courtesy of Anne Fisher