Oberon Arts Council has be awarded for their excellent work on the arts and health project at Oberon MPS.
A MASSIVE congratulations to Oberon Arts Council and their president Fran Charge (who is also Chair of Arts OutWest) on winning the Centre for Volunteering Central West Volunteer Team of the Year today!
Oberon Arts Council are our on-the-ground partners in the ‘Oberon Art Group’ project at Oberon MPS. They deliver, alongside aged care staff and professional artists and musicians weekly arts programming for aged care residents at Oberon MPS. Not to mention the years of arts development and projects for the Oberon community.
They have also been successful in gaining funding for an art work hanging system, framing of work, materials and presenters fees.
Project partners are Arts OutWest, Western NSW Local Health District and Oberon Arts Council with funding from Oberon Council, Veolia-Mulwaree Trust, Essential Energy and the Mazda Foundation.
See a snapshot of the awards (including a few words from Fran) at:
The Centre for Volunteering said:
“It’s been a torrid year, but communities across the Central West are stronger because of their collective volunteering efforts. Our virtual regional ceremony for the 2020 #NSWVolunteerAwards brought us all together today to say thank you.”
Award winners were:
- Torren Burton from headspace Orange
- Kerry Burchett from Molong Cadet Division of St John First Aid
- Bev Cooney from The Neighbourhood Centre and The Rotary Club of Bathurst
- and Arts in Health volunteers from Arts Outwest and the Oberon Arts Council .
The awards are supported by Your Club, the NSW Government and Gareth Ward.
IMAGE: Fran Charge (left) and members of Oberon Arts Council accept the award over Zoom from the Oberon Council chambers on Thursday 24 September 2020.