2016 CASP Recipients

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Seven arts projects taking place across the central west in 2016 have been successful in receiving funding through the Country Arts Support Program.

Bathurst Child and Family Network – Hearing children’s voices

Children of various ages & backgrounds will participate in a drama workshop and performance, facilitated by the artist, on Saturday 21st May 2016 at the Bathurst Family Fun Day from 11am – 2pm. The performance will highlight the benefits of hearing children’s voices to strengthen our community. Bathurst $2,800.00

Friends of Oberon Library (FOOLS) – Women Weavers of the West

Back by popular demand with a new creative tiwst, the 2016 Women Weavers of the West workshop will build on the success of previous Women of the West arts workshops held in Oberon. Lead by sculptural basket maker Harriet Goodall, local women will explore the intersection of craft, art and design to create woven objects of textural beauty from plant materials and decaying farm detritus. Oberon $1,980.00

Hill End Arts Council – Life and times of Bernard Otto Holtermann

Hill End Arts Council inc in partnership with Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre and National Parks and Wildlife Service wish to put on a Burlesque theatre production called The life and times of Bernard Otto Holtermann at the heritage Royal Hall, Hill End. The performance would be scheduled for March 2016 and would encompass 5 professional performers and 2 fine artists. Hill End $2,650.00

Lachlan Arts Council – Drama in the Bush

We are going to have a professionla partnership with Sarah Parsons who is director of OutBack Theatre for Young People in Deniliquin NSW. This will take place with the Youth Services and Amateur Drama groups from Lake Cargelligo and Condobolin in March 2016. We will have 2 days initially of a masterclass and then a furhter two days later when the drama groups are creating a performance. Condobolin $3,000.00

Lithgow City Band Inc – Restoration and Development

This project is to help fund the conduct of music workshops leading to performance for beginning or returning musicians to develop their musical skills and become permanent members of Lithgow City Band. Lithgow $1,950.00

Lithgow City Council – The Towering Terrors Project

A 12 week multi faceted course run by local performance artists, focusing on creating roving characters for the Lithgow Halloween Festival in 2016. Youth participants will learn stilt walking, character development, roving street theatre techniques and costume creation. They will go on to perform their work as part of the 2016 festival as well as taking these skills away to use in other contexts. Lithgow $2,795.00

Spring Hill P&C – Pop-Up Musical

Author and scriptwriter Paul Stafford teams with songwriter/composer/arranger Miles Wright to deliver a series of workshops in Spring Hill Public and Canoblas High Schools to scaffold and model the creative process of script and song writing, with the student collaboration creating an original new musical. Workshops will be developed on-site in 2016. Spring Hill $1,697.00

Read the full list of successful applicants across regional NSW here

The Country Arts Support Program is supported by Regional Arts NSW & the NSW Government

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