Arts North West in partnership with the Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council has been successful in securing a $15,000 NSW Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund for the 2016 Aboriginal Cultural Showcase.
The grant will be used to engage a regional NSW Aboriginal Creative Freedom Curator to enhance the professional and skills development of Aboriginal performers and artists, guiding them to explore and express their cultural identities through vibrant and creative displays and performances for the opening of the Aboriginal Cultural Showcase.
The Showcase is a week-long event showcasing Aboriginal talent and culture held annually during the Tamworth Country Music Festival. With the appointment of a Creative Freedom Curator, the 2016 Showcase opening will emulate a new and fresh perspective to attract wider audiences of Aboriginal people and visitors to the event.
Arts North West Aboriginal Arts Officer Lorrayne Riggs is delighted by the news for the upcoming Showcase.
“The expertise and more professional approach of a Creative Freedom Curator will allow for an innovative, quality and artistic outcome through high impact displays and performances showcasing the talents Aboriginal participants at their best. The appointed Curator will work to conduct workshops in schools and community towards the end of the year to design and deliver a professional, vibrant and innovative Opening Ceremony” said Ms. Riggs.
For more information contact Lorrayne Riggs on 0467 668 977 or for more information on the Showcase visit the website www.culturalshowcase.info