Local groups and organisations are encouraged to enhance their musical, cultural, and artistic endeavours, by applying for a Parkes Shire Council Cultural Grant.
The aim of Council's cultural grant program is to encourage and support the development of local community organisations, services and strategies which make a positive contribution to the community and cultural life of the Shire.
Manager Cultural, Education & Library Services, Kerryn Jones said "Council recognises the importance of fostering the development of skills and abilities at a local level and enhancing cultural facilities and infrastructure in order to support creative and innovative cultural activity in our community."
"The grants can be utilised in a variety of ways, including to develop a new project, extension or enhancement of an existing project, purchase of equipment, or minor capital works."
In 2018, five community cultural projects were successful in their application for funding, including:
- Peak Hill PA & H - provided a series of Show Masterclasses prior to the Peak Hill Annual Show.
- Parkes Public School P&C Association - contributed to the school's 150 year anniversary time capsule.
- Tullamore War Memorial Hall - hosted a live theatre production for the community.
- Parkes Shire Concert Band - performed a community concert in collaboration with other musical groups.
- Parkes School of Dance - engaged a guest ballet dancer to deliver workshops.
Cultural Grants application forms can be downloaded below or picked up from any Parkes Shire Library (Parkes, Peak Hill, Trundle and Tullamore). Applications close Friday 21 June 2019.
Applications must request a grant of at least $2,000 with the total funding pool at $10,300.
For advice and support in completing the application, contact Council's Grant Officers, Ellie O'Donoghue or Sally Chapman on 02 6861 2398.
Successful applications will be announced in July/August 2019.