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Upgrades to performing arts venue in Albany

For more information, contact Colin Holt (Member for the South West Region).

NATIONALS Member for the South West Region, Colin Holt MLC, has today announced that the City of Albany a successful recipient of the Regional Venues Improvement Fund grant.

The Regional Venues Improvement Fund (RVIF) is part of the State Government’s $24 million investment over four years in regional culture and arts through the Creative Regions Program, made possible by Royalties for Regions

Mr Holt said $2.09 million in grants had been provided in the latest round of RVIF to improve facilities at performing arts venues across regional Western Australia. 

“In this round of RVIF grants, the City of Albany of $23,783 for the purchase and installation of stage lighting and audio visual equipment for the Albany Entertainment Centre” Mr Holt said. 

Mr Holt said the funding would help improve facilities at regional performing arts venues to better accommodate regional performing arts organisations and artists, as well as enabling more performing arts groups to tour the regions. 

Candidate for Albany Rob Sutton said it was great to see Royalties for Regions investing in programs that helped to build regional communities. 

"These grants are developing tangible outcomes which support the development of culture and the arts in Bunbury" Mr Sutton said. 

The third round of RVIF grants opens on Monday 30 January, 2017 and will focus on improving the functionality of regional performing arts venues as well as upgrading technical equipment. 

For more information, visit http://www.dca.wa.gov.au/funding/grants-programs/the-regional-venues-improvement-fund/