South West arts boosted

Member for Forrest Nola Marino has announced three arts organisations will receive funding through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) program.

“I am pleased to announce that the City of Bunbury has received $80,000 through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program,” Mrs Marino said.

“The funding will help the City to provide professional art services and ensure that Indigenous arts and culture in this region is maintained and developed for future generations. This will go towards supporting Bunbury Regional Art Galleries to develop and deliver a program of activities for Noongar artists, in consultation with partner organisations. It will also assist Noongar artists to make and exhibit new work, and connect to the commercial market.

“The Nannup Music Club will receive $75,000 towards the Nannup Music Festival. This festival is a fantastic four-day event which people from across WA to attend.

“Arts Margaret River will receive $75,000 towards the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival. This event, the largest regional literary event in WA, also attracts right across the state, providing economic and community benefits to the Margaret River region.”

For more information about the program and to view the full list of funding recipients visit: