Shoalhaven Arts Board Grant Recipients
The Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra, Headspace Nowra and Connect Sanctuary Point are among the recipients of more than $37,000 in funding awarded to local community groups, charities and schools as part of the 2022 Shoalhaven Arts Board Grants Program.
Grants were awarded across two categories: Professional Development Grants and Sense of Place Grants. Professional Development Grants support individual artists, arts workers and small groups to build or enhance their skills and develop sustainable careers in visual, performing and literary arts. Sense of Place Grants support art projects with a public outcome that improve community engagement with the arts and enhance the urban environments of the Shoalhaven.
Professional Development Grants:
Brooke Boland – Advanced Creative Non-Fiction course - $420
Joanna Thomas – Colour Pencils in Contemporary Botanical Art - $1,900
Damien Lane and Johnny Leahy – Attendance at the Australian International Documentary Conference 2022 - $3,000
Connect Sanctuary Point – Outdoor Art Space - $2,500
Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra – South Coast Sketches - $10,000
Headspace Nowra – Vincentia High School Pride Mural - $10,000
Nowra Public School – Connecting Community to School - $10,000
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley congratulated successful grant recipients and thanked them for the contribution they make to the Shoalhaven community. “Now more than ever we all need opportunities for human connection, interaction and creativity. Each of the successful grant projects will achieve this, and collectively will make a big difference in the lives of our community members”, Mayor Findley said.