Blue Mountains arts funding announced

Funding boost:  Blue Mountains musician Grace Kim will present Sensory Concert, one of eight cultural arts projects funded by the BMCC 2016 City of the Arts Trust Grants Program. Photo: www.ikzoekeenfotograaf.nl.
Funding boost: Blue Mountains musician Grace Kim will present Sensory Concert, one of eight cultural arts projects funded by the BMCC 2016 City of the Arts Trust Grants Program. Photo: www.ikzoekeenfotograaf.nl.

Eight Blue Mountains artists and organisations have been awarded funding from Blue Mountains City Council’s 2016 City of the Arts Trust grant program.

The successful projects include range of art forms including theatre, music, choral, storytelling, writing, illustration, visual arts and digital/sound media projects.

Blue Mountains musician Grace Kim will present a concert that will create an environment specifically for children with special sensory needs.

Tom Taylor will deliver Culturescape, a series of 3D digital artistic animations by Blue Mountains visual artists projected onto the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba over two nights in February 2017.

Faye Wilson’s Blume Illustration Festival will showcase the rich cast of local talent, with support from esteemed Australian and international illustrators and related professionals in a month-long program of exhibitions, workshops and events in May 2017.

Margaret Davis will produce a theatrical experience in Breaking Bread, a communal theatre event based on memories of food with a team of Blue Mountains writers and performers.

Blackheath Rhododendron Festival’s 2016 Blackheath Choir Festival will comprise up to 54 individual choirs of approximately 1200 choristers in 16 concerts on four stages in Blackheath.

Respected musician Bronwyn Kirkpatrick will perform New Works for Shakuhachi Flute and String Quartet Concert, a performance of three new contemporary classical works at Kindlehill School in Wentworth Falls.

Blackheath Neighbourhood Centre will deliver The Big Fix - Changing the Story, a project that will engage curators, artists and writers in a showcase of positive stories that impact the Blackheath community and surrounding district.

And finally, Greystanes Disability Services has planned an arts education workshop project which will bring together people with disabilities, artists and community members to interact with professional art exhibitions resulting in an exhibition.