Friday, March 1, 2024

Lotterywest grant to fund Melville events

City of Melville Council says it will use a $50,000 Lotterywest grant to help build community connections with arts and cultural activities over the next 12 months.

The grant was announced by Bateman MLA, Kim Giddens, at the recent Melville Summer Music event.

Melville Summer Music is among the three programs set to receive funding, alongside Melville Storylines and Melville Midwinter, Council has confirmed

“We are very appreciative of the $50,000 grant from Lotterywest delivered via Member for Bateman MLA Kim Giddens,” said Mayor, Katy Mair.

“The funding will help us run three of our major events, Melville Storylines, Melville Summer Music and Melville Midwinter, and will help us to continue to build community connections with our arts and cultural activities.”

The funding will go towards artist fees, contractor and infrastructure expenses, with the programming aim of platforming a diverse array of artists to present their work in unique venues that showcase the best of Melville while providing chances for the community to engage with both large and small scale events.

On the back of a three-year period of arts and cultural growth in Melville, this grant will allow the City to continue to broaden and deepen community connection with arts and cultural activities across the whole of Melville, said Mayor Mair.

“Melville is a centre for arts and culture and this Lotterywest grant will help us to foster an environment in which everyone has access to cultural experiences and community connections as wells as opportunities to learn, create, and enjoy life.”

“I encourage the community to engage with our arts and cultural events, whether it’s exhibitions, live music, museum programs, art for children, author talks, art awards, books or public art, there is something for everyone,” she said.

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