More than $100,000 has been approved to local arts organisations under the NSW Government’s 2012 Arts program, Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said today.
\”These projects are of immense benefit to the Penrith region and will continue our strong support for the emerging creative, visual and performing arts culture in Penrith.\” Mr Ayres said.
\”This arts funding builds on the natural strengths we have, our Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, our performing arts school at Nepean High and the performing arts specialisation at the University of Western Sydney.
\”I want to see our region take advantage of the opportunities made available through this funding which will showcase Penrith as a vibrant city, home to a creative and clever population.\”
Projects funded through the 2012 Arts Program include:
- $4,999 to Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd to all of school students to see professional performing arts productions
- $10,196 to the Australian Ballet Education Ensemble
- $7,000 toward the annual program of the Penrith Symphony Orchestra
- $60,000 to Penrith City Council, to support the ‘No Boundaries’ disability art project
- $24,215 to Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Ltd for the upgrade of technical upgrade of audio lighting and visual systems as announced in November
\”This mixture of arts projects provides a strong package of programs from supporting high school students through to showcasing our best and brightest in Penrith.
\”I am proud to support the broad range of options available to those who wish to enjoy the arts in our region.\”