Three community groups will share the almost $9,000 of the 2020 Parkes Shire Council Cultural Grant Program.
Deputy Mayor Councillor Barbara Newton said it was a difficult task to select the successful projects given the high calibre of applications received.
“Council recognises that a robust cultural life is important to the health and wellbeing of any community, and we are therefore delighted to help support the delivery of events and initiatives that stimulate creative activity across our region.”
The successful recipients are the Peak Hill Leisure Art & Craft Council, the Parkes Potters Group and the Parkes Musical and Dramatic Society.
The Peak Hill group received $2,360 for a two-day workshop in early 2021 by Sydney-based artist Alan Slade. Amateur and budding local artists will learn the step-by-step process of working with oil paints.
The $3,500 to the Parkes Potters Group will help to curate the group’s 50th anniversary exhibition, as well as a black-tie opening event.
Parkes Musical and Dramatic Society received $3,000 to host the Arts Revival Festival from 15 – 20 December with the support of the Parkes Shire Arts Advisory Council. The aim of the festival is to revive, celebrate and foster artistic activity in the community and will feature theatrical performances, visual arts, photography, craft and ceramics exhibitions, musical performances of a variety of genres and styles, spoken word performances, creative and performance skills workshops.