Creative Community Acknowledged at Potato Shed
Posted 22 February 2018
The Creative Community Grants Ceremony was held at The Potato Shed (Bellarine Multi-Arts Centre) on Monday 19th February.
Bellarine Ward Councillors Jim Mason and Trent Sullivan were in attendance to congratulate successful applicants to Council’s Creative Communities Grant Program (formerly known as Community Arts & Festivals Grants), and hand out certificates of achievement.
Upon arrival at the event community representatives were serenaded by the enthusiastic Canto Insieme Choir of the Italian Social Club, managed by the amazing Elaine Janes, as the successful recipients gathered to network for the next exciting ideas and to celebrate their projects together.
Other creative showcases during the evening included:
Wayne Jury and an ensemble of young musicians both performed work from the Blues Boot Camp Bellarine 2017, a workshop series and performance which created opportunities for young musicians to explore blues music’s relationship to contemporary music, and learn critical music industry skills.
Bron Lawson and Lucy Jones spoke about what the Bluebird Foundation have achieved with an Arts grant last year for “My Tribe: Pebble Island”, a visual arts project that engaged artists, local residents, senior citizens, school and kindergarten families to transform a disused traffic island reserve;
Internationally recognised sound artist Vicki Hallett, who has practiced in Geelong as a composer, musician, sound artist, and educator for over 30 years, showcased her recent work in South Africa, supported through a Professional Development grant.
A range of grant programs are now available to assist not-for-profit organisations with local projects and events that benefit the wider Geelong community through the revitalised programs. Notably, funds are still available through the Creative Communities Professional Development grants (for individuals) and Creative Communities Quick Response grants (for groups) which will remain open until 30th May this year.
For information about these grants and the other services and products available to your from your Clever and Creative Council through the Arts and Culture Department, visit geelongaustralia.com.au/arts