The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in our regions, boosting economic growth across the Territorys art and cultural sectors and creating jobs in regional areas.
Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss today announced the first successful funding recipients as part of Round 2 of the $2 million Arts Trail Regional Stimulus Grant program.
The initial six selected projects will share in $550,915 worth of grants to fund upgrades to arts and cultural facilities in key areas of the NT, providing increased focus and facilities to better showcase arts and culture for tourism and regional economic development.
Through the grant program, regional and remote art centres, art galleries, museums, libraries and keeping places can apply for funding of between $10,000 and $100,000 to support infrastructure projects that would help drive visitation to key sites as part of the Labor Governments new Arts Trail.
The six projects receiving Round 2 funding include:
- Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation received $95,585 in funding for upgrades to their outdoor area to be used for a mens painting area
- Hermannsburg Potters Aboriginal Corporation received $100,000 in funding for a shaded outdoor area and men’s room
- Papunya Tjupi Art Centre Aboriginal Corporation received $95,670 in funding for stage 4 of the upgrades to the Papunya Tjupi art gallery including enhancement of external walls, landscaping and permanent garden furniture.
- Barkly Regional Arts Inc. received $93,750 in funding for the Barkly Art Shed Artist in Residence studio and walk through public gallery
- Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation received $65,910 in funding for major gallery infrastructure works Tangentyere Artists, including flood mitigation and climate control
- Thamarrurr Development Corporation received $100,000 in funding for restorative works to the Old Convent building to create a museum space that showcases the history, heritage and stories of the community.