STOP PRESS Country Arts Support Program- Success in Murray Arts Region

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CASP Success in Murray Arts Footprint!

We are very excited to announce the recipients of CASP in the Murray Arts footprint for 2020!

Executive Director of Murray Arts Alyce Fisher said  "CASP is a fantastic funding round aimed at championing initiatives that add to the arts & cultural landscape of Regional NSW. As always we wish we had more money to go around, but also are aware of the difference a small cash contribution can make, in relation to an idea being realised or falling through the cracks. Be sure to keep an eye out on the Murray Arts Newsletter and socials for updates on the CASP 2020 projects".

  1. $3,000 - LGBTQI+ Laneway Project- Albury LibraryMuseum: An artist will be engaged to mentor young people within Albury’s LGBTQI+ community in the development of artworks -photography, painting, poetry, short stories, etc. Images of the artwork will be displayed in light boxes alongside Albury LibraryMuseum, leading down to Retro Lane Youth Café, during Pride Month (June 2020).
  2. $3,000 - Women of the River – Albury Wodonga Creatives: An ephemeral street art photographic portrait exhibition showcasing the stories of local women and their relationship to the Murray River on Albury architecture. The series will also feature installations in Wodonga and be displayed across March & April 2020.
  3. $3,000 – Neighbour – The Neighbour Project: Neighbour is a new immersive theatre performance that celebrates the vibrant multicultural community of Albury-Wodonga and shares the stories of those who have made the border their home.
  4. $2,411.51 – Lior – Albury Chamber Music Festival 2020: Will bring Lior, an independent Israeli-Australian singer-songwriter, to the 2020 Albury Chamber Music Festival. He is a rare Australian musician and performer who has successfully bridged the gap between Classical/Art Music and mainstream contemporary styles.
  5. $500 – Cartoons & Caricatures – Mulwala Show & Shine: The Motorbike Muster Show and Shine is held annually in February at Mulwala Water Ski Club - Mulwala. The motorbikes line up in Model/Make and compete for Category Trophies. Cartoon & Caricature artist - Adrian "Oz" Osborne, will be our "Artist in Residence." Those attending may have their portrait drawn alongside a motorbike.
  6. $3,000 – Living Room – Albury-Wodonga Ethnic Communities Council (AWECC): "Living Room" is a digital art project that explores stories of local community members from Refugee backgrounds. Presented at the Albury Library Museum as part of refugee week in 2020.
  7. $4,000 – Black Border Re-Imagined – James Fallon P&C: Acclaimed theatre performer and director Kamarra Bell-Wykes (Yagera/Butchulla/European) will return to Albury to work with young aspiring Koori theatre students and Black Border Alumni to create a new devised performance. The performance will be showcased to the public and will be part of the re-imagining of Black Border Theatre.

 The Country Arts Support Program (CASP) is an annual small grants program administered by Regional Arts NSW (RANSW), on behalf of Create NSW and is guided by the ACDP’s three major objectives:

  • A creative and vibrant NSW arts and cultural sector renowned for excellence and innovation (Quality).
  • State-wide engagement with diverse audiences and communities (Reach).
  • A resilient NSW arts and cultural sector (Health) and cultural activities.
Congratulations to all the recipients and we can't wait to see these projects come to life!
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