Natimuk arts project receives state funds

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced the Dusk Project at Natimuk has successfully obtained a grant of $30,425.

The latest round of the Andrews Government’s VicArts grants will support the development of more than 30 new theatre, dance, music, visual arts and multimedia works, as well as international residencies and presentation opportunities for Victorian artists.

Dusk is a large-scale outdoor performance work directed by Jillian Pearce involving aerial performance, interactive projections, shadow puppetry, photography and music at the Natimuk Silos.

Ms Pulford said many career opportunities will be created for artists and creative industries workers across the state as a direct result of the grants program.

“A record sixty-two projects will receive funding, which will create opportunities for almost 900 of Victoria’s independent artists, and 350 professionals in technical, administrative and other support roles in creative fields,” Ms Pulford said.

“Research shows that for every one dollar invested by the government in this program, a further $2.50 is generated by the sector,” she said.

“I would like to congratulate the Natimuk community and Jillian for successfully applying for this grant,” Ms Pulford said.