Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall pictured with NERAM Director Caroline Downer.
STAFF at New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) were delighted to receive news last week from Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall that they’d been successful in an application for $2,200 funding from the NSW Government to run their Artful Antics project.
Mr Marshall met with NERAM Director Caroline Downer last week and said the gallery had applied for the funding through the NSW Government’s Country Arts Support Program, which has been established to support short-term, locally initiated arts projects.
“I’m delighted this project has been recognised for the value and pleasure it will bring to participants,” Mr Marshall said.
“Artful Antics is a creative day for older people in the community offering a range of fun and hands-on activities.
“It has been designed to give seniors the opportunity to reengage with everything from music, art, theatre, fashion, singing and literature.
“Needless to say, it’s very gratifying to know the NSW Government through NSW Arts funds such valuable programs for seniors in our rural communities.
“I commend the gallery staff on their enthusiasm for the project and I hope all participants have an excellent day.”
Mrs Downer said NERAM was looking forward to hosting the event.
“We’re hoping to bring a whole range of people into the Museum, some of which may have never set foot inside, for day of huge fun and learning,” Mrs Downer said.
“We are very grateful for this funding to help with the costs – every little bit helps.”
The Country Arts Support Program is an Arts NSW devolved funding program administered by Regional Arts NSW on behalf of the NSW Government on behalf of the NSW Government.