JOINT MEDIA RELEASE WITH THE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS, CYBER SAFETY AND THE ARTS PAUL FLETCHER
Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, and Member for Senator for Victoria Senator Henderson have announced funding for the Village Festival of New Performance through the Festivals Australia funding program.
“I am pleased to announce the Village Festival of New Performance Inc. has received $26,460 for The Game through the latest round of the Government’s Festivals Australia program, enabling them to deliver their activity at The Benalla Festival” Senator Henderson said.
“The Game is a large-scale, interactive community competition reinventing theatre sports. Various local community groups will participate in the creation of the game which will be held in an outdoor arena.
“The Game fosters collaborations between local artists, village facilitators and targeted community groups. Participants will be encouraged to think of their own skills in new, and creative and artistic ways”
The Australian Government is providing almost $540,000 through the latest Festivals Australia round to support cultural projects at festivals in regional and remote Australia.
Minister Fletcher said the Government is focused on supporting the creative and cultural sector to take steps in recovering and safely returning to communities.
“The Festivals Australia program celebrates cultural projects and helps make them available to regional audiences across the country. The latest round of funding will support 14 diverse projects, which will attract tourists and bring communities together,” Minister Fletcher said.
The Office for the Arts will work with organisations receiving funding on the timing and delivery of these activities in line with any current COVID-19 requirements.
The Festivals Australia program supports arts projects that invite community participation and audience engagement at festivals in regional and remote Australia. Around $1.2 million is provided each financial year through two competitive funding rounds to support arts projects at festivals in regional Australia.
The Government is investing $776 million in the arts and cultural sector in 2020-21 through its funding programs.
For the full list of recipients and more information visit: www.arts.gov.au/festivals-australia
6 July 2020