WINNERS: The Woolgoolga Lillipilli Art and Craft Exhibition is one of ten arts and culture groups who have secured grants from Coffs Harbour City Council.
WINNERS: The Woolgoolga Lillipilli Art and Craft Exhibition is one of ten arts and culture groups who have secured grants from Coffs Harbour City Council. Trevor Veale

Art groups get funds to innovate

TEN arts and cultural groups will share in nearly $35,000 from Coffs Harbour City Council to bring innovative shows, activities and learning experiences to the community.

A total of $34,970 in funds will be used for a diverse range of activities including a youth film-makers festival, cultural performances, radio broadcasting training for young mums and an arts-based program aimed at helping women recover from trauma or mental health issues.

“There are some amazing projects about to be started and I can’t wait to see the results,” Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight said.

The grant winners include the 2016 Lillipilli Art Exhibition, Punjabi Cultural Celebration, Bunker Cartoon Gallery workshops, Rec ya Shorts Youth Film Festival and Community Media CHY’s Mums on the Air radio broadcasting training project.

Warrina Domestic and Family Violence Services will also receive funds for its A Stream of Joy program offered to women who have been through trauma, violence or suffering from mental health issues.

The grants will be presented at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery tomorrow.



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