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Grants funding to support WA’s young artists

12 Jul 2012

The State Government has allocated more than $128,000 to young people and local arts organisations across Western Australia.

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said the latest funding round for young people and the arts would assist recipients to participate in a broad range of arts and cultural activities. 

“Grant recipients have been funded for a range of activities from touring to stage development of a theatre piece,” Mr Day said. 

“It is important to engender creativity and engagement in young artists and arts workers, children and young people and their support networks.

“The State Government - through the Department of Culture and the Arts - undertakes a vast range of initiatives and partnerships to develop arts and culture in WA. These grants are an important part of this undertaking.

The Minister also announced the Young People and the Arts International Scholarship had been awarded to Caitlin Maling for the completion of a Master of Fine Arts in poetry at the University of Houston.

“This is a highly prestigious scholarship and is only awarded to one outstanding candidate per year,” he said.

“This program is consistently ranked in the top 10 graduate poetry programs in the world and I congratulate Caitlin on her achievement.”

All applications to the Young People and the Arts Grants Program are peer assessed by members of the sector including practising artists, arts managers, and individuals with relevant knowledge and experience appointed by the Minister.