GRANT TO ATTRACT NEW AUDIENCES

Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said Gurehlgam Corporation Ltd at Corindi Beach has been selected to receive funding from the State Government to enable exciting new public programs and attract a new audience of visitors through its doors.

Gurehlgam Corporation will receive $9700 through the Audience Development funding initiative administered by Museums & Galleries NSW on behalf of Create NSW and plans to use the funding towards embrace country public art installation.

Mr Harwin said: “I’m delighted to be able to fund such an innovative plan for new audience development at this venue. Our local and regional museums and galleries across NSW play incredibly important roles in their respective communities and I am committed to strengthening their offering so that the venues can continue to prosper.”

Mr Fraser said: “We are very proud of this venue’s standing within the local community and grateful that the NSW Government has awarded this exciting funding which will increase participation from both locals and visitors to the area. embrace country sounds like a very intriguing offering and I look forward to seeing it take shape and visiting in the near future.”

Museums & Galleries NSW administers a total of $895,000 in Create NSW Multiyear Program Funding and a further $300,000 in Devolved Funding with the purpose of supporting small to medium galleries, museums and Aboriginal cultural centres to maximise their impact and support them to create strong and thriving communities.

Under the funding, this year five venues across NSW were supported, including one from Western Sydney, three from regional NSW and one from metropolitan Sydney.