Warrnambool Arts Gallery will further connect and inspire audience’s thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today congratulated Warrnambool City Council, which has received a $46,405 grant to contract a Curator of Cultural Engagement for the Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG) Maar Nation gallery.
The Curator will receive mentorship from the Maar Nation Steering Committee of Aboriginal Elders & Cultural leaders and Gallery staff and will lead the development of programs and exhibitions that preserve, share and promote understanding of the First Peoples culture of South-West Victoria.
Warrnambool City Council is one of six organisations across Victoria that will share almost $200,000 in this latest round of grants supporting regional venues to strengthen connections with the local community and attract new or underrepresented audience members.
The latest funding will assist organisations to better engage with First Peoples, culturally diverse and young people in their communities.
For a full list of funding recipients or to find out more about the Labor Government’s support for regional arts facilities, visit www.creative.vic.gov.au.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“These projects complement and build on the already stellar cultural activity in regional and rural Victoria that defines our creative state.”
“Finding better ways to connect with new and existing audiences is fundamental to the health and future of our local venues and the cultural life of our region.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring that our regional performing arts centres and galleries are bringing great experiences – and the benefits of creative participation – to the communities they serve.”