Mosman council welcomes arts funding16 October 2015
Mosman Council has welcomed the announcement of $255,000 in arts funding over the next three years to continue to engage and build new audiences.
Member for North Shore Jillian Skinner and NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant announced the funding during a visit today to Mosman Art Gallery where they were joined by Gallery Director John Cheeseman and local artist Ann Cape, whose work along with that of her daughter Sophie Cape, is currently being exhibited at the gallery.
“It’s wonderful to see that the great efforts that Mosman Council has made in the arts over many years have been recognised by the State Government,” Mosman Mayor Cr Peter Abelson said.
The funding will support the gallery’s touring exhibitions, music and new media development, shows, educational workshops and artist residencies.
Mrs Skinner said the funding would support the gallery’s innovative and high quality arts and cultural programs.
“Mosman Art Gallery is a hub of artistic talent and passion and I am thrilled the NSW Government is supporting the gallery with $255,000 over three years for their program,” she said.
Mr Grant said the government was proud to provide the funding which was part of a 10-year plan to extend the reputation of NSW as the leading state for arts and culture.
“The NSW Government is committed to providing people with access to a diverse range of arts and cultural experiences, no matter where they live.”