Latest grants support local creativity (15.12.2013)
Written on the 12 December 2013
• New arts funding program provides $103,000 to Southern Metropolitan Region artists
Member for the Southern Metropolitan Region, Georgie Crozier congratulated eight local artists and arts organisations which are among the 85 across the state to share in the latest round of $1.3 million of Victorian Coalition Government arts grants.
Grants have gone to:
Ms Crozier said Arts Victoria’s new grants program, VicArts Grants, seeks to support projects across all art-forms by some of our most exciting independent artists and arts organisations.“I am pleased that our local arts sector has been recognised in this statewide program and look forward to seeing the projects as they come to fruition,” she said.
“Overall, the latest round of grants will provide career development opportunities for more than 2,200 Victorian artists.”The VicArts Grants program was announced as part of the 2013-14 State Budget and is designed to streamline the process of applying for a grant while opening up funding opportunities to innovative ideas.
The arts sector contributes $11.4 billion for the state economy each year and contributes up to 110,000 jobs. It supports the Victorian Coalition Government’s broader goal of supporting growth and innovation in all sectors across the state.More than a third of the recipients are receiving Government funding for the first time.
The next round of applications to the VicArts Grants program will close in March 2014, for projects commencing in July.
Find out more about the VicArts Grants program at www.arts.vic.gov.au