CASP Announcement 2021

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CASP Recipients Announced

The recipients for the 20/21 Create NSW Country Arts Support Program (CASP) have been announced and we are both proud and thrilled to share the recipients from the Murray Arts footprint. You can read about the 6 successful projects below.

  •        'A Land of Snow and Ice' Creatives Land of Snow and Ice Performances 

A Land of Snow and Ice is an Arctic adventure for young people and their grown ups. Brave explorers must travel to the far North, to complete a very important mission. With an emphasis on providing imaginative opportunities to learn, to play and to discover, the work uses a combination of role play and sensory activities to promote belonging and connection between young people, their families and their community. CASP funding will allow the work to be shared with audiences in Albury, Corowa and Beechworth. 
The work has been developed in consultation with young people and their families as well as educators to ensure that the work is relevant and engaging to our audience.


  •     Atomic Music Regional Originals  Atomic Music

Regional Originals is a fortnightly, original music night to be hosted at Woolhouse Albury with a keen focus on three original music artists each event. This fortnightly, tables booked, COVID safe, seated event highlights original artists and gives them a supportive setting to perform their music.


  •  Mulwala Public School P&C Inc Bpangarang Animal Garden 

Mulwala Public School students will collaborate with local Elder Uncle Freddie Dowling to create a sculpture garden of plasma cut local native animals. The garden will enhance the school communities understanding of Bpangarang language and culture and provide a platform for students to experience the elements of drawing and design.


  •  Albury Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau Inc Our Home – a digital storytelling project 

Our Home is a digital storytelling project that shares and celebrates the unique stories from Albury-Wodonga’s vibrant Bhutanese and Congolese communities. In partnership with local artists Alyson Evans and Tahni Froudist, community members will participate in storytelling workshops, resulting in 6 digital storytelling films that will be shared during Harmony Week.


  • Albury Wodonga Photography Group In The Bubble 

A community photography project and exhibition showing the huge change 2020 has brought to our lives, particularly in the Border Bubble (Albury/Wodonga), and how we adapted and came together as a community, and as artists.


  •  Federation Council Urana Courthouse Museum Millinery Workshop 

Urana Courthouse Museum is organising a Rural Women's 2-day Millinery Workshop to take place in Urana in August 2021.


What is CASP?

The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) is an annual small grants program and is guided by the Arts and Cultural Funding Program’s three major objectives:

  • grow creative leadership and programming excellence in NSW
  • strengthen NSW arts and cultural activity that drives community and social benefits
  • showcase NSW as a leader for strategic arts and cultural governance and strong financial management.

More info

President of Albury Wodonga Photography Group Dirk Wallace at Turks Head Gallery where the CASP project 'Bubble' will be exhibited. Photo: Jesse Hartwig
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