Member for Durack Melissa Price welcomed the Australian Government’s support for bringing arts and cultural experiences to audiences in regional Australia.
“I am pleased to announce that locally, the over $121,900 awarded to the Australian Chamber Orchestra Pty Ltd through the Playing Australia will include a tour of their Four Seasons program led by Artistic Director Pekka Kuusisto to Geraldton,” Ms Price said.
“Additionally, the over $495,000 awarded to arTour also includes a performance of Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror story Dracula in 2017.
“These outstanding arts events will visit Geraldton, giving local audiences the opportunity to experience performances of outstanding quality in an arts venue in their own community.”
Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield today announced funding of more than $1.3 million to support six performing arts projects and 12 contemporary music acts to tour their latest work to regional and remote Australia in 2016.
Tours have been supported through the Playing Australia and Contemporary Music Touring programs administered through the Australia Council.
“Australia is home to some of the most talented performing artists and contemporary musicians in the world and the Australian Government is committed to ensuring these experiences are made available to audiences in regional and remote locations,” Minister Fifield said.
“This latest round of funding will support 257 arts performances in 108 destinations across Australia in all states and territories, including classical music, ballet and theatre.
“It will also support 12 contemporary music tours to 157 destinations across all states and territories, including jazz, country, soul, indie and contemporary art music.”