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New Arts Projects to Showcase Territory Talent

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss today announced an investment of $200,000 into 12 arts projects across the Territory.

The NT Arts Grants Program provides funding to artists, arts workers, not-for-profit arts organisations and community groups for initiatives that benefit the NT community and arts sector. 

One of the funded projects, Life After Connections will see a group of five female NT artists present and promote their works in a group exhibition at Kinokawa City Hall Gallery in Wakayama, Japan in October 2019. The exhibition will feature prints, silk paintings, woven vessels and naturally dyed textiles and provides both an opportunity for NT artists to collaborate with Japanese artists as well as showcasing NT arts and culture internationally.

Also funded in this project round is NT Artist Rob Brown who will be researching and creating a new body of work exploring Territorians titled The Unpromised Land, which will exhibit at the Mayfair Gallery in Darwin followed by a tour to Sydney in late 2019. 

Another grant recipient is Slide Dance Youth Theatre for their production of BRAVE which will be showing at the Darwin Entertainment Centre from 29 April – 1 May. The dance theatre production looks at the cruelty of teenage bullying and cyberbullying and its impact on those affected.  

NT artists and arts workers are reminded that applications for the Arts NT Project Round 2 grants close 11 March and the Strategic Arts Program closes 1 April 2019.

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Quotes from Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:

“The NT Government’s Arts Grants Program supports local artists to develop their practice and showcase their work, while growing our creative industries, creating new jobs and enriching our community through arts and cultural activities.

“This funding will assist Territory artists to develop and present new works across a range of art forms including photography, music video, book illustration, dance, theatre, opera, classical music and print making.

“We have so many amazing and unique stories to tell through our arts community, and that’s why it’s so important to encourage Territory talent and assist them to enhance their artistic skills and present their works to audiences in the NT and beyond.”


Media Contact: Trish Grimshaw 0401 119 242

Slide Dance Youth Theatre - BRAVE

Successful recipients 2018-19 NT Arts Grants, Round 1