ORANGE ELECTORATE RECEIVES $60,560 NSW GOVERNMENT HERITAGE GRANT
BIG Little Histories of Canowindra partnered by the CORRIDOR project and Arts Out West in the Orange Electorate will receive a $60,560 NSW Government heritage grant to go towards this multi-art form event, Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW, Rick Colless announced today.
This grant is included in almost 40 grants awarded under the latest round of the Government’s Heritage Near Me Activation Grants Program.
Mr Colless said this grants program provided support to heritage items that were open to the public. “This funding doesn’t only mean we can invest in protecting and preserving our local heritage but it means we’re giving more people the opportunity to appreciate their local history,” Mr Colless said.
“These grants acknowledge and support the vital role owners and managers of locally listed heritage items play in protecting our local heritage.”
This grant will go towards a multi art-form event that interweaves four significant local histories, including Devionian fish, Aboriginal, Agricultural, and Bushranger history. The event will continue a legacy of innovative material developed for public interest in both the Canowindra + Cowra Historical Societies and Age of Fishes Museum.
Dylan Gower Director of the CORRIDOR project said “the Heritage Activation grant will provide a dynamic example of how regional railway infrastructure can be repurposed as part of a Masterplan currently developed for the precinct. This event will bring new audiences and creative excellence to the Central West.”
Collaborators include Craig Walsh, Alison Plevey, Aleshia Lonsdale, Genevieve Blanchett, Craig Lawler, Nerida Cuddy, Phoebe Cowdery, Maryann Wright and Dylan Gower.
Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton said the funding was designed for local government, businesses and community organisations to reactivate and preserve local heritage spaces and precincts.
“This funding will help communities build on the knowledge they have with their heritage. Nobody knows their heritage better than the locals who live and breathe it,” Ms Upton said.
The Heritage Activation Grants, which are part of the Heritage Near Me program, are specifically for items listed on council Local Environment Plans.
For more information on the Heritage Near Me program, including the Heritage Activation Grant program, visit http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritage/heritage-support.htm
Production Manager: Phoebe Cowdery 0413 910697.
Media for Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW, Rick Colless : Clementine Julian 0434 674 501 / Rick Colless 0427 129 367