Cultural Grants 2021/22 announced

Kiama Council

Old Fire Station with Daisy

Kiama Council is providing $20,000 in funding to four local artists from the 2021/22 round of our Cultural Grants program.

Council provides these Grants to support the development and delivery of arts and cultural projects within our municipality.

The Cultural Grants are provided to artists for projects that:

  • Explore innovative arts practices and interdisciplinary collaboration that advances Kiama’s arts profile in the wider community
  • Expand the understanding and utilise the power of the arts; cultural, social, educational, economic, and psychological benefits, for the overall health and wellbeing of the Kiama community and its visitors
  • Advance the professional learning and educational outcomes for artists.
  • Improve the collaborative and mentoring opportunities for artists
  • Push the boundaries for community engagement within the arts through interactive, immersive, and cutting-edge art experiences

The Grants for 2021/22 have been awarded to:

  • Bronte Guggisberg (Bronte Alva) to produce her debut EP.

    This project will be the first EP release for the artist Bronte Alva. With a plethora of written music, Bronte’s top five pieces will be chosen to record for the EP.

  • Jasmine Caroline Corr for Bamal Pilgrim.

    Bamal Pilgrim is a collection of paintings and photography exploring the connections to Bamal (Earth), through contemporary Aboriginal iconography and art practice.

  • Ana Sofia de la Vega for Classical Kiama

    The Classical Kiama concert series provides world-class classical music performances in small country towns, in an intimate, close-up and personal environment. The concerts also provide commentary about the history of the music.

  • Tamara Campbell for Extraordinary Ordinary Women in the Arts

Tamara will interview 10 -15 local female artists in front of a live local audience. Each interview will last 50-60 minutes and be filmed for YouTube and a podcast series.

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