SIX artists and organisations will share in $22,000 to help develop a range of original works including a community art day, a new mural for Clarinda Community Centre, and a photography book documenting local industrial estates thanks to the annual Kingston Arts Grants.
Mayor Cr Tamsin Bearsley said the grants helped support community artists and arts organisations display innovative and creative arts.
“We’re proud to support such an interesting and diverse group of grassroots community artists and I’m looking forward to seeing their projects in action.”
Grants are provided in four categories: community grants (up to $3000), youth arts internship (up to $3000), arts and cultural tourism (up to $5000) and sharing cultures (up to $5000).
Chelsea Heights Community Centre will run a community art day with art therapist Anne Riggs and artist Carla Dix ($3000), Tomislav Mikulic will create an animation project for The Bridge at Kingston City Hall ($4500), Arts Access Victoria will work with participants at Art Day South to create a public, interactive artwork ($3000) and Tatiana Biryukova will run workshops in partnership with the New Hope Foundation to create a mural for Clarinda Community Centre ($5000).
Michael Kluge will publish a photography book documenting Kingston’s industrial estates ($3800) and playwright Kieran Carroll will present the play The Truth is longer than a Lie at Chelsea Activity Hub and Dingley Village Neighbourhood Centre followed by a question and answer session ($2979).
See kingstonarts.com.au for further information on Kingston’s Arts Grants program.