Tuesday, 29th May 2017

Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing today announced Rosalind Crisp will receive $15,180 for a Victorian Arts Grant.

The latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s VicArts grants will support the development of more than 30 new theatre, dance, music, visual arts and multimedia works, as well as international residencies and presentation opportunities for Victorian artists.

Rosalind Crisp will use the funding to pursue a creative research project, DIRt #3, developing methods of dance practice that respond to local environment degradation and fosters sustainable arts practice, by regional artists living in far East Gippsland.

More than 1200 career opportunities will be created for artists and creative industries workers across the state, with the Andrews Labor Government’s latest round of arts grants investing more than $1 million into the independent arts sector.

Sixty-two projects will receive funding, which will create opportunities for almost 900 of Victoria’s independent artists, and 350 professionals in technical, administrative and other support roles in creative fields.

For every one dollar invested by the government in this program, a further $2.50 is generated by the sector.

Quotes attributable to Minister for the Creative Industries Martin Foley:

The latest round of VicArts grants will provide crucial support to Victoria’s independent artists, the driving force of our creative industries.”

Quotes attributable to Labor Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing:

Congratulations to Gippsland’s exceptionally talented Rosalind Crisp on this grant as her many years of training and experience in Victoria and all over the world continue to go from strength to strength.”

“The Vic Arts Grants are about supporting great talents in the creative industries and giving all Victorians something truly special to enjoy.”