Minister for the Arts Don Harwin has announced that regional and rural arts organisations from around NSW are to benefit from $250,000 in small-grant funding.
The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) will fund 86 organisations to support community arts and cultural development.
Successful recipients in the Upper Hunter region are:
Singleton Council: Stories from Singleton
Singleton Council will employ Hip/Hop artists to produce a Hip/Hop track with young people of Singleton. The track will tell positive stories of young people overcoming personal hardships and adversities. All music is written and performed by young people and made available as a free resource for the wider community.
Dungog Primary School Parents & Citizens Association: Cultural Connections
To enhance cultural understanding for students through traditional dancing and cultural experiences. Utilisation of Indigenous elders to hold cultural emersion learning experiences across a number of days for Dungog Public School students to understand culture and enhance traditional aspects of respect.
Upper Hunter Youth Council: Creature Creation
Two 1 day art workshops for young people aged 10-17. Attendees will explore and create artworks of mythical/science fiction based creatures out of recyclable materials. This will give the young people the opportunity to participate in our creative activity, meet new people and obtain pride and ownership in their work.
Scone Art & Crafts Inc: Portrait Photography Workshop
The Scone Art & Crafts group are instrumental in adding to the skill levels of artists providing workshops and they are wanting to continue that process by way of hiring the services of two professional photographers in their respective fields of studio and natural light portraiture.
Cassilis District Development Group Incorporated (Cassilis DDG): A view from Cassilis
This digital narrative project provides workshops to primary school and community members, who will create short, Cassilis heritage-themed video stories using smartphones and editing software. The filmmaker-trainer will stay in Cassilis as artist-in-residence mini-program. The project will finish with a Community film screening, featuring the videos produced.
To read the full media release please visit http://regionalartsnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/CASP-Recipients-2020.pdf