Local arts groups on the CASP of success

With funding for nine new arts projects from the Country Arts Support Program (CASP) confirmed for the Northern Rivers region, Arts Northern Rivers have had a booming 2012.

Locally there were three success stories in the immediate Lismore region, with the Northern Rivers Conservatorium Arts Centre awarded $1450 for the Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra, the Rainbow Collective awarded $2500 for a cultural expo in Nimbin and Byron Bay to mark the 40th anniversary of the Nimbin Aquarius Festival, and the SPRUNG! Ensemble from Alstonville awarded $2000, so nine dancers with and without disabilities can engage in dance training culminating in a performance at Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina.

Arts Northern Rivers CEO Peter Wood said this year Arts Northern Rivers had received 19 applications for a total of $45,940.

Applications for CASP 2014 funding open later in the year. For info go to www.artsnorthernrivers.com.au, or phone 6628 8120.


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