Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Ms Hania Radvan, CEO of Penrith Performing & Visual Arts (PPVA) to announce that they will benefit from $250,000 in funding as part of Round 1 of Minor Works and Equipment Projects through the NSW Government’s Creative Capital program.
PPVA join 60 recipients sharing in over $6 million delivered across the state to support the development of new and upgraded cultural infrastructure and equipment for museums, theatres, performance spaces, galleries and Aboriginal Keeping Places.
PPVA will use the funds towards an upgrade of the Q Theatre including replacement of seating and upgrading the lighting.
Stuart Ayres said I am delighted the NSW Government is investing in upgrading and developing our arts and cultural facilities in Penrith. This funding will deliver improved facilities for the Q Theatre and provide better cultural experiences for our local audiences to enjoy.
“The Joan and it’s Q Theatre are the epicentre of our local cultural arts scene and this will make it even better.”
“The NSW Government’s investment for our local arts will boost tourism and the local economy.”
Ms Radvan said we are thrilled to be receiving this funding for the refurbishment of the Q Theatre.
Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the funding including that for Penrith would mean everyone across the state would have access to quality cultural infrastructure, no matter where they were from.
“This investment will ensure that no matter where people live across NSW, they will be able to see, make and participate in exciting arts and cultural experiences in state-of-the-art, fit-for-purpose creative spaces.”
“Every region in NSW is getting their fair share of arts and cultural expenditure.”
A full list of recipients funded through the Round 1 of Minor Works and Equipment Projects will be available on the Create NSW website at www.create.nsw.gov.au.
This funding is part of the NSW Government’s $60 million Creative Capital program to address the demand for cultural infrastructure, support the creative economy and improve access for local communities to quality arts venues.