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Arts Grants help boost Kingston’s creative community

26 July 2016

Six local artists and organisations will share in $22,000 to help develop a range of original works – including a community art day, a new mural for Clarinda Community Centre, and a photography book documenting local industrial estates – thanks to the annual Kingston Arts Grants.

Mayor Tamsin Bearsley said the grants helped support local community artists and arts organisations bring innovative and creative arts to the Kingston community.

“We’re proud to support such an interesting and diverse group of grassroots community artists and I’m looking forward to seeing their projects in action.”

Grants are provided in four categories: Community Grants (up to $3000), Youth Arts Internship (up to $3000), Arts and Cultural Tourism (up to $5000) and Sharing Cultures (up to $5000).

The 2016 Kingston Arts Grants are:

  • Chelsea Heights Community Centre will run a community art day with art therapist Anne Riggs and artist Carla Dix ($3000)
  • Tomislav Mikulic will create an animation project for The Bridge at Kingston City Hall ($4500)
  • Arts Access Victoria will work with participants at Art Day South to create a public, interactive art work ($3000)
  • Tatiana Biryukova will run workshops in partnership with the New Hope Foundation to create amural for Clarinda Community Centre ($5000)
  • Michael Kluge will publish a photography book documenting Kingston’s industrial estates ($3800)
  • Kieran Carroll will present the play The Truth is longer than a Lie at Chelsea Activity Hub and Dingley Village Neighbourhood Centre followed by a question and answer session ($2979).
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