The National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) in Kariong will receive almost $55,000 funding to identify and develop talent programs for students aged between 14 and 18.
Minister for the Arts Mr Troy Grant, alongside Member for Gosford Mr Chris Holstein, announced that NAISDA would receive $54,970 to develop and deliver the annual Garrabarra Ngurra Dance Camp. “Dance students from regional communities will participate in the five-day camp at Mt Penang in September,” Mr Grant said.
“This funding will support the development and delivery of the Talent Identification Program providing young adults the opportunity to engage in creative expression and development,” he said. “This is an opportunity for participants and mentors to explore cultural elements of dance, culminating in a final performance.
“The NSW Government is proud to support projects that seek to develop the Aboriginal arts and culture sector across the state,” Mr Grant said. Mr Grant said the funding is being made available through the NSW Government’s three-year Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy. Mr Holstein welcomed the funding for the local community. “This is a terrific investment in the arts in our local community that will not only benefit local artists but also the wider public,” Mr Holstein said.
27 Jun 2014
Tess Salmon, office of
Troy Grant MP