A new round of funding from the City of Stirling’s Community Creativity Fund has been announced, with over $100,000 in grants announced for local arts and culture programs.

Aimed at supporting local art and cultural industries in their creative practice, funding has been allocated to projects which support these industries and/or create opportunities for the wider City of Stirling community to connect and engage with the arts and culture.

Originally funded as part of the city’s $43.7 million Economic Stimulus and Community Recovery Package, the fund now continues to provide grants of up to $5,000 for individuals or collectives with no ABN, or up to $10,000 for sole traders, incorporated organisations, and small businesses.

City of Stirling Mayor, Mark Irwin, said the Community Creativity Fund was part of a suite of grants the City of Stirling provides, including the Community Arts and Events Fund (CAEF) and the Community Collaborations Fund, which support localised community-led activities that add to the vibrancy of the city.

“The Community Creativity Fund continues to support local artists and cultural practitioners as well as many new and exciting projects, with $101,047 being provided across 13 grants to projects and initiatives that support our cultural sector,” Mayor Irwin said.

“These grants will support live music, dance performance and workshops, art workshops, yarn installations, podcast interviews, open artist studios, makers markets, murals and Indigenous art programs, all of which make our local community richer and more expressive.”

Recipients for the Community Creativity Fund are:

  • Fast Times Collective x Livid Skate Café Summer Market | $10,000
  • Get Pasted Art Space Collective | $10,000
  • CHORUS Dance Workshops | $10,000
  • SIREN Beachside Dance Performance | $10,000
  • Sudbury Community House Aboriginal Arts Program | $10,000
  • Settlers Cottage Art Studios | $10,000
  • Livid in the Laneway Summer Series | $10,000
  • Stirling Open Studios | $7,317
  • Inglewood Yarn Bombing Project | $7,300
  • Scholarplooza Battle of the Bands | $5,500
  • Osborne Park Bowling Club Murals | $5,200
  • Stirling Creatives Talk Podcast | $4,000
  • The Art of Play Through Playful Art Making | $1,730

Previous successful projects funded by the CCF include the installation of two art murals, audio walks, interactive theatre at community hubs, opportunities for local filmmakers in the production of important local stories, and an exhibition space at Stirling Business Centre.

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