New Funding Model For The Arts

New Funding Model For The Arts

Victoria Premier Ted Baillieu

Victoria Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu

Dynamic Victorian Arts Sector Supported By $800,000 In Coalition Govt Funding For New Projects

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Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu today announced $800,000 in Arts Development grants to support the creation, presentation and programming of new artworks across the state.

“Victoria and its people value dynamism, innovation and creativity.” Premier Baillieu said.

“New ideas are the cornerstone of our arts sector, inspiring artists to challenge themselves and inviting audiences to seek inspiration and explore new territory.”

Premier Baillieu said the latest round supported 55 projects by emerging and established artists in locations across the state. This round also supports a range of art forms, from puppetry to dance, literature and music, installations, theatre works and photography.

Funded Projects Include:

  • New theatre works by Platform Youth Theatre and La Mama Theatre and support for Footscray’s The Dog Theatre to present their next 12-month program;
  • New dance works by Balletlab and Lucy Guerin Inc and KAGE Physical Theatre;
  • Support for the publication of creative journals Etchings and The Sleepers Almanac;
  • Music and sound projects including avant garde improvised music and sound performance by Melbourne’s Make It Up Club, La Compania’s 2011 concert series and the presentation of STILL AWAKE STILL! a new theatre and music work for toddlers and young children;
  • Support for the White Street Project, an exhibition program that utilises public spaces in and around Frankston.

“Festivals are a pipeline for innovation in the arts so it is great to see festivals and festival events featuring strongly in this round.” Premier Baillieu said.

Supported festival projects include: the presentation of the Natimuk Frinj Festival, the 10th anniversary program of the Overload Poetry Festival and a new activity precinct at Carngham’s Village Festival of New Performance.