Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman said the investment of $1.3 million in the New Work in the House and Artists in the House initiatives would see performances created that were relevant to local audiences, along with exciting artist-in-residence programs.
“I encourage Warren-Blackwood performing artists to pitch their ideas and apply for funding,” Mr Redman said. “This is about supporting and creating regional jobs in the arts sector, while entertaining and inspiring local residents.”
The funding has come from Royalties for Regions, through the four-year, $24 million Creative Regions program and is another example of the Liberal National Government’s commitment to ensuring country communities have access to as many cultural opportunities as possible.
“The $1 million New Work in the House program will challenge Western Australian performers and performing arts companies to create work that will engage both regional and metropolitan audiences,” Mr Redman said.
“But the bottom line is that the performances will have to be produced and premiered in country WA, which will help drive job creation and community engagement.”
The $315,000 Artists in the House program will help fund artist-in-residence programs designed to activate regional venues.
“I have no doubt Warren-Blackwood families and schools will benefit because both programs will support strong interaction between performers and local residents,” said Mr Redman.
“The two new programs will complement other Creative Regions initiatives, which support touring shows and improving local venues.”
Applications for stage one of New Work in the House are now open and close on 15 December 2016. The second stage opens February 2017 and closes at the end of March 2017. Applications for Artists in the House open in February 2017 and close at the end of March 2017
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