Four cultural groups from across the Parkes Shire have been successful in their application in the 2017 Parkes Shire Council Cultural Grant Program.
The objectives of the Program are to stimulate community cultural activity, encourage creative and innovative cultural activity, as- sist in the development of skills and abilities and enhance cultural facilities and commu- nity awareness of the importance of culture.
Eight applications to the 2017 program were received reports Shellie Buckle, Man- ager Cultural, Education & Library Services.
“The Parkes Shire Education, Cultural and Library Services Committee received a variety of applications from across the Shire. The total funding pool for the grants is $9,800. A total of $21,632 was applied for” said Shellie. The Grant Program recipients were announced at the Parkes Shire Coun- cil meeting 27 June 2017.
• Peak Hill Leisure Art and Craft Council Inc – Tutoring for Art Group – $2,000
• Parkes Action Club Inc – St Elmo Shearing Shed Art Exhibition – $2,110
• Trundle Film Society – Being on High Ground (video production) – $3,690
• Parkes/Forbes Branch Cake Decora- tors Guild of NSW Inc. – Cake decorating and sugar art seminar – $2,000 Education, Cultural and Library Services Committee Chair, Deputy Mayor Councillor Barbara Newton, said selecting the successful applicants was a difficult task.
“The Committee are thrilled to be funding a range of cultural endeavours this year. The St Elmo Shearing Shed art exhibition and Being on Higher Ground social history video production at Trundle are exciting new projects for the Shire, while the cake decorating and painting workshops will continue to add to the skills of local artists. Congratulations to the successful applicants” said
Deputy Mayor Newton.