Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Community Arts sector receives boost in Hinkler

Two community groups in Hinkler will receive an important boost under the Coalition Government’s $3 million Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) program, with the first batch of successful applicants announced.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt congratulated Burnett Heads Progress and Sports Association and the Hervey Bay Historical Museum which will each receive $3,000 from the CHART Program.

“Burnett Heads Progress and Sports Association will install new art rails, which will complement new aluminium art stands to be used at the annual Art Show, while the Hervey Bay Historical Society Museum will install two interactive TV screens and upgrade security at its site in Scarness,” Mr Pitt said.

“The CHART program is helping rebuild our local economy through the development of collections or exhibits, improved facilities for visitors, and the digitisation of local heritage collections for future generations to enjoy.

“I encourage community-run arts, cultural and heritage organisations in Hinkler to apply for a CHART program grant today – this will assist us to continue offering appealing cultural tourism experiences in our regional communities.”

More than $135,000 in grants would flow to 50 organisations across the country to support activities that encourage cultural tourism in regional, rural and remote Australia.

The Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) is delivering the program on behalf of the Government. Applications are open until 29 April 2022, or until allocated funding is expended: https://www.amaga.org.au/chart

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