Funding boost for the arts in Albury

20 October 2016

MAMA will receive $40,000 from the NSW Government as part of the Arts and Cultural Development Program (ACDP) to help deliver public art and community programs next year.

AlburyCity will also receive $30,000 as part of the NSW Government's annual Arts and Cultural Development Program, which will be used for public art and activation programs as part of Art Activation Albury.

AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack welcomed the funding from Arts NSW.

"This is great news.  Public art has the power to activate spaces and make our city a better place to live, visit and work," Cr Mack said.

"Another reason this is a positive initiative is  because artwork makes it less likely that a space is tagged by vandals".

"The funds for MAMA will ensure that the education and public programs associated with the exhibition program are exciting and relevant to the community.  The funds would also go towards commissioning artists to create 'Art by Accident' installations and facilitate the Foyer Interactive exhibitions".

Member for Albury Greg Aplin said: "The funding being provided will help organisations to deliver innovative arts and cultural programs in the community throughout 2017".

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant  said the ACDP program funding will support artists and cultural workers while enriching lives of people across NSW.

Program funding supports the NSW Government's Create in NSW framework, which guides strategy, investment and partnerships to grow a thriving, globally connected arts and cultural sector.

The Arts and Cultural Development Program is administered by Arts NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.