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Turbocharging Live Alice Mparntwe Arts Program

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss announced today as part of the Territory Labor Government’s Turbocharging Tourism $103 million stimulus package, the extension of the Live Alice Mparntwe Arts program with a third round. An additional $250,000 will enrich and activate the Alice Springs CBD with live music, dance performances and interactive workshops.

“The Territory Labor Government is enriching and activating the Alice Springs CBD, further cementing its reputation as a creative and cultural hub,” Ms Moss said.

“The Live Alice Mparntwe Arts program is a fantastic way for local artists and performers to enhance CBD experiences with arts and cultural activities showcasing their stories and attracting more visitors to the town.

Member for Namatjira, Chansey Paech said Central Australia is renowned for its strength of creative and cultural activities.

“It is fantastic to see public spaces come alive with our incredible local artists,” Mr Paech said.

“I encourage art organisations, groups, individual artists and creative producers to get an application in as soon as possible.”

Live Alice Mparntwe Arts prioritises arts activities for the Alice Springs CBD that activate shops, public spaces, venues and events in partnership with business, retail and property owners.

Projects from Round 2 included community pop choirs, outdoor film screenings, craft workshops, walking tours, Arrernte cultural talks and a series of classical music presentations.

Funding of up to $50,000 will be available for activities to run from 1 August to 31 December 2018, with local non-profit arts organisations, groups, arts producers and production services encouraged to apply.

Applications open on 18 May and close on 18 June 2018.

A separate program is in place for July, noting this is a popular time for the school holidays and details will be announced soon.

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The NT Government’s record $103 million Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package aims to attract more holiday visitors, create local jobs and put more money into the pockets of Territorians.

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