LISMORE MP Thomas George has congratulated Lismore City Council and Tweed Shire Council on their successful applications for funding support under Arts NSW's 2013 Arts Funding Program.
Mr George said the NSW Government has approved a Young People grant of $28,450 to Lismore and $4,800 to Tweed.
"The NSW Government has approved $466,674 in funding to be shared by arts and cultural organisations statewide to help provide rich artistic experiences to disadvantaged school students," Mr George said.
Lismore will establish the "Peggy Popart for Schools" program at Lismore Regional Art Gallery and Tweed will provide travel subsidies for primary schools to visit the Tweed River Regional Art Gallery.
"Young People is an arts and education category under Arts NSW's Arts Funding Program which is designed to provide opportunities for students who might otherwise not have an opportunity to access high quality arts and cultural activities," Mr George said.
"The program recognises the importance of arts and creativity to lifelong learning by providing opportunities for deeper engagement with arts experiences.
"By providing increased access to high quality performances and exhibitions this program supports learning experiences that provide young people with opportunities to participate, discuss and reflect."