Artist WeiZen-Ho

Council awards grants to support the arts during COVID-19

16 Jul 2020

Blue Mountains City Council has approved 10 applicants for its City of the Arts Quick Response Small Grant Program.

The grants program, totalling $20,000, was developed to support Blue Mountains artists and arts organisations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The successful applicants and their works are: 
•    WeiZen Ho                       Hereness: Signature Sounds
•    Rachel Peachey                We went for a walk
•    Tracy Ponich                     Business Not Usual
•    Mandy Schoene-Salter     Remnants
•    Margaret Davis                 Lookout/Look Out!
•    Regina Saunders              The rea_BOOTproject
•    Peter Kennard                  Relief Belief
•    Michel Streich                   Wild Mountain - Anthology of Blue Mountains Poems
•    Alan Schacher                  Animating the faux rock picnic shelters
•    James Emmanuel             “Tomorrow” - Live single launch by JamaraOnMarz

The Blue Mountains City of the Arts Trust Small Grant program received more than 60 applications.

The grants will support the creation of content for delivery on digital platforms, or the creative development of new work that can progress to presentation stage once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

Blue Mountains Mayor Mark Greenhill said: “These grants demonstrate Council’s commitment to the arts in the Blue Mountains, during this difficult time.

“With so many in our community employed in this sector, we need to continue to work together to support artists and keep the arts alive in the Blue Mountains.”

Photo: Artist WeiZen Ho. Photograph by Alan Schacher.

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