Three South West arts and culture projects receive $142,000 in grants from State Government programs

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Sean Van Der WielenSouth Western Times
Tanya Ransom has received more than $36,000 to record a new album in Bunbury later this year.
Camera IconTanya Ransom has received more than $36,000 to record a new album in Bunbury later this year. Credit: Unknown/Supplied/RegionalHUB

Three projects in the South West have received a funding boost thanks to two State Government programs.

The latest round of funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries’ Arts Projects grant programs will benefit projects in the South West, with more than $142,000 in granted.

Margaret River Region Open Studios is the biggest beneficiary, receiving $66,000 from the Arts Projects for Organisations program to increase its marking for this year’s event.

It will use the funds to create a 60-page event guide, improve publicity and social media management, alongside additional professional photography and videography.

Jindahood Pty Ltd has received $40,000 from the program for its Follow the Sun project.

The funding will be used to have a singer-songwriter create a book of songs and illustrations in both Noongar and English, which will take place in both Bunbury and Perth between June and April next year.

WA singer-songwriter Tanya Ransom has benefitted from a $36,466 grant from the Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups program, which will see her record a studio album of 11 folk country songs in Bunbury from August to October.

Arts Minister David Templeman said the funding was “vital” to develop and improve the State’s creative industries sector.

“The successful applicants reflect a diverse range of creative endeavours and events that reflect the great depth of talent that we have in this State,” he said.

“I urge the public to support these worthy recipients at a community level when these incredible projects are completed, and the events take place.”

Applications for the current funding round are open and close on May 30.

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