Stretch funding brings local projects to life

Friday, 31 March 2017

Eight local art projects to be delivered as part of the 2017 Stretch Arts Festival in May have received funding support from the City of Mandurah.

Each unique project has received up to $2000 through the Stretch Arts Festival Grants, and has been designed to develop and nurture the artistic skills of local people.

Mayor Marina Vergone said the Stretch Arts Festival Grants was just one of the ways the City supported local arts, heritage and cultural activities that embrace the talents of the local community.

“I’m excited to see these programs come to life as part of Stretch, as they all encourage participation of our community in art and cultural activities, which in turn enhances our health and wellbeing,” she said.

The 2017 Stretch Arts Festival Grant recipients are:

  • Peel Multicultural Association
  • From the Heart
  • En Plein Air Group
  • Community First
  • Inclusive Arts and Ability Arts
  • Essence of Place
  • RIPTIDE
  • Dudley Park Primary School

The Stretch Arts Festival weekend on May 6 and 7 promises to deliver a huge range of events, performances, workshops, high quality arts and cultural experiences and learning opportunities.

The City of Mandurah engages with local businesses, schools, various city venues and community organisations to capture, delight and engage with a wide and diverse audience.

For more information about the City’s premier art event, and how to get involved, go to www.mandurah.wa.gov.au