The winners of the winter round of Kiama Council Cultural Grants have been announced, with a total of $11,000 being awarded from applications totalling $21,850.
The grants will help establish a new music festival and a community orchestra, fund a mural at the Showgrounds, help introduce a local band to a wider audience, and assist with the cost of a young performing artist travelling to the US.
Jamberoo Music Festival $3,000
Jamberoo Music Festival is a new community based, family friendly music, performing arts and cultural festival. It will feature over 40 acts including circus and street performers, local and national musicians, markets stalls, a busking competition, music-related workshops and craftsmen, and an open mic competition.
Kiama-Jamberoo Community Strings $2,000
The Kiama-Jamberoo Community String Orchestra is being established for musicians aged 12 to 100 who play violin, viola, cello and double bass. The purpose is to play for enjoyment, improvement and participation in community performances.
Stables Mural $2,000
A public mural is to be painted on the rear of the stables at Kiama Showground overlooking Surf Beach.
Pacific Ave EP and Tour $3,000
Local band Pacific Ave is recording a five track EP that is planned to be finished late this year and planning
a debut tour in the summer.
Youth Arts Scholarship: Australian Institute of Performing Arts (AIPA) Trip $1,000
The scholarship will help fund Lachlan Moss’ AIPA trip to the US to perform in the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade and the Hollywood Christmas Parade. In between these, performers will be offered masterclasses from industry professionals in voice and dance.