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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