Creality in Carnarvon and Geraldton’s Yamaji Art share in funding from Regional Arts Sector Investment Program

Staff reporterMidwest Times
Artists Nocole Dickerson and Lily-mae Kerley at the Yamaji Arts Centre in Geraldton.
Camera IconArtists Nocole Dickerson and Lily-mae Kerley at the Yamaji Arts Centre in Geraldton. Credit: Mogens Johansen/The West Australian

Mid West and Gascoyne arts organisations are sharing in the latest round of funding from the Regional Arts Sector Investment Program.

The scheme provides operational funding that supports the organisation’s stability, which in turn supports the regional arts sector.

Seventeen organisations have been funded for the next three years to 2026-27 under the latest round of the State Government program, sharing in $680,000.

They include Creality in Carnarvon and Mara Arts Aboriginal Corporation or Yamatji Art in Geraldton, which will both receive $35,000 a year.

Delivered by Regional Arts WA, the grants program supports organisations that deliver activities such as arts and music festivals, small arts events, community cultural development programs, art programs and enrichment and support for visual arts.

A 23 per cent increase in funding this round has resulted in a greater number of recipients.

“Not only is it important to have a vibrant arts scene, but it’s also important to have a diverse one — one where many voices can express themselves in many different ways,” Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman said.

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