Friday, 4 May 2018

Local artists, individuals and organisations involved in building arts, culture and heritage projects in Mandurah are encouraged to apply for a share in $20,000 thanks to this year’s City of Mandurah’s Creative Mandurah Grants.

Applications are open now with grants up to $2000 on offer for local creative projects.

The annual Creative Mandurah Grants program aims to empower individuals and groups to deliver projects that will further their aspirations and skills.

Mayor Rhys Williams encouraged the local creative community to seize the opportunity to broaden their creative skills and shape Mandurah’s vibrant future.

“In Mandurah, we want our creatives to be bold, to break new ground. We want to help our creatives to become the best they can be,” he said.

“The City of Mandurah scholarships and grants provide many opportunities for us to support our community in finding new ways to broaden their skills and enhance their capacity to contribute to growing a stronger community here in Mandurah.

“We encourage you to apply now and to join us on our journey of creative self-discovery as we shape this new chapter for our city together.”

2017 grant recipient, Tennille O’Neill said “Our vision to create the Tiny Doors Trail came to life through a Creative Mandurah Grant. Many people said they’d discovered parts of Mandurah they didn’t know existed, and it was a fantastic way to encourage the kids to enjoy the outdoors. A video of the trail has had more than 30,000 views on Facebook!”

Projects must develop and nurture the skill base of the local community or individual artists, express local culture and identity, use digital and emerging technologies, or help activate tourism in the region.

Priority will be given to projects focussing on young people, the Binjareb/Noongar community and other multi-cultural groups.

The program is a key part of the Arts, Heritage and Culture Strategy designed to build a unique, rich and creative world-class city with opportunities for all.

Applications close on June 29.

For more information or to apply, visit the City's website.