Funding boost for Shopfront Arts

A performer at the Shopfront Arts Co-op Foundation Ceremony in 2019. Picture: John Veage
A performer at the Shopfront Arts Co-op Foundation Ceremony in 2019. Picture: John Veage

Shopfront Arts at Carlton has received a $42,000 grant towards mounting a new theatre work focusing issues faced by local youth.

The funding will directly benefit Shopfront Art's Harness Ensemble, a group of emerging artists with and without disability brought together to produce work that focuses on issues that directly affects them.

Artists are given the space to create group based devised theatre work under the guidance of established theatre-makers, and develop their careers through professional mentorship

Shopfront Arts Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Potter, highlighted the importance of the funding for the organisation.

"The Shopfront Harness Ensemble are the next generation of cultural voices for NSW and are fabulous community connected young people from our local area.

"This support from the NSW Government will allow these young people to build strong careers and represent our area on the national stage for years to come," Mr Potter said.

Oatley MP, Mark Coure, said that the funding will provide further opportunities and pathways for emerging theatre artists from across the St George community.

"Shopfront Arts is an outstanding local organisation that is encouraging local residents to get involved in theatre whilst providing industry leading programs and teaching," Mr Coure said.

NSW Minister for the Arts, Don Harwin, announced 198 recipients will share in $9,371,594 from Create NSW's 2021/22 Arts and Cultural Funding Program.

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