Member for Penrith, Stuart Ayres has welcomed the announcement by Minister George Souris, Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing and Minister for the Arts of a the successful application by Penrith Performing and Visual Arts for a new project under the NSW Arts Funding Program (AFP)
\”I am pleased to announce that Penrith Performing and Visual Arts will receive $36,500 grant for a new music works entitled ‘Mondo INTEL’. Mr Ayres said.
\”Mondo INTEL is a new music works based on the stories, lives and ideas of disengaged youth’s who inhabit the Mondo space in the centre of Penrith.\” Mr Ayres said.
\”Mondo INTEL will be created by Western Sydney based musicians Jonathan Wilson and Tim Rogers (aka Jack Ladder), and will be recorded for professional international release and performed at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre\” Mr Ayres said.
“Penrith Performing and Visual Arts are delighted to receive recognition from the State Government through Arts NSW of the exceptional creative work being undertaken through the Mondo Project. We also thank our partner organisations, Penrith City Council, Westfield, and the NSW Police who collaborate on the weekly programme.In its newest phase, ‘Mondo INTEL’ will engage and activate the musical talents and energies of our young people and professional artists”, said Jonathan Wilson.
The New Projects funding was allocated as part of the NSW Governments $56.2 million Arts Funding Program. Through this funding the NSW government is supporting the professional and artistic development of artists as well as stimulating artistic and cultural activity across the state.
\”It is important that we continue to support new arts and cultural projects in NSW as it encourages creative thinking, ideas and participation\” Mr Ayres said.