SW arts festivals receive funding

Three South West arts organisations will receive funding through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program.

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said she was pleased with the opportunities the funding will provide.

“The funding will help each organisation to provide professional art services and ensure that Indigenous arts and culture in this region is maintained and developed for future generations,” she said.

“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.” The Nannup Music Club will receive $75,000 towards the Nannup Music Festival.

The City of Bunbury has received $80,000 to go towards supporting Bunbury Regional Art Galleries to develop and deliver a program of activities for Noongar artists.

Source: Augusta-Margaret River Mail.