11 April 2016

Back to Back Theatre receives $800,000 in Catalyst grant funding

Federal Member for Corangamite, Sarah Henderson has today announced $800,000 for Back to Back Theatre as part of the Turnbull Government’s second round of funding for Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund.

“I am delighted that Back to Back Theatre has received funding from Catalyst to support its incredible local and international work,” Ms Henderson said.

“This is a great day for the arts community across the region.”

“As well as supporting the company to reach the world’s finest stages, at home the funds will support Back to Back Theatre’s long-term vision to become a global centre for ideas and innovation in theatre showcasing artists with a disability.”

“The grant will also support international artists who will work in collaboration with Back to Back Theatre and local community members.”

“Back to Back Theatre’s 2016‐2020 international tour program includes major productions in Europe, the UK, North America and Asia. This builds on the company’s 45 national dates and 69 international performance dates over the past decade.”

“Investment in the creative industries in the region and across Australia is so important. We know that this type of investment will accelerate the transformation and growth of Geelong and the region.”

“Catalyst is the Turnbull Government’s new funding program for the arts. Our government is investing $12m each year in innovative projects and initiatives from arts and cultural organisations.”

Applications for Catalyst are open with rolling assessments made by independent assessors. Guidelines and information on the application process can be found on the Ministry for the Arts website www.arts.gov.au/catalyst.

11 April 2016