Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP today announced that a group of four artists has received a $20,000 grant to create performance pieces in Lorne as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s VicArts Grants program.
The performance pieces by artists including Stelarc, Jill Orr, Ash Keating and Ryan Kennedy will be presented as part of the 2016 Lorne Sculpture Biennale.
The project is among 71 creative endeavours that have been supported in the latest round of the VicArts Grants program.
The projects span visual arts, literature, dance, circus, music and theatre, and range from digital storytelling apps to new music compositions.
Overall the round will involve more than 1,500 artists across the state.
The VicArts Grants program provides grants of between $5,000 and $75,000 to Victorian independent artists and small organisations to create, develop, present and program new creative works.
It is a highly competitive program and applications are assessed by an independent panel of industry experts.
The next round of the program, for projects commencing from 1 June 2016, will open for applications in January and close on 17 February. For more information, go to www.creative.vic.gov.au/vicarts
Quotes attributable to Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria:
“Arts, culture and creativity play a central role in our community – bringing people
together, telling our stories, adding to liveability and contributing to our economy. ”
“The Victorian Government is proud to invest in Victoria’s creative industries, which bring $23 billion into the state economy each year and help shape our vibrant creative culture. Congratulations to all VicArts grants recipients.”
“ I look forward to the continued success of our local artistic talent.”