$2.8 million for arts hubs in Canberra

Barcham 28 May 2013 2


The 2013-14 ACT Budget has a little put aside to provide for the ACT arts scene, and will be providing some new hub space for Canberran artists.

The 2013-14 ACT Budget will deliver $2.5 million to develop arts hubs in two significant heritage buildings – Ainslie Arts Centre as a music hub and Gorman House Arts Centre as a multi-arts hub, as well as $300,000 to progress the establishment of the Kingston Visual Arts Hub.

ACT Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said the Budget commits $1.5 million to progress the Government’s plan to turn the Ainslie Arts Centre into a music hub, and $1 million over two years to upgrade the historic Gorman House Arts Centre.

“This investment goes a long way towards fulfilling our election commitment to invest $4 million to progress the arts hubs at Ainslie and Kingston, and $1 million to upgrade Gorman House Arts Centre,” Ms Burch said.

“These hubs will create focal points for fostering and showcasing the work of our arts communities. This funding will allow for upgrades to the existing facilities at Ainslie Arts Centre and Gorman House Arts Centre based on consultation with key stakeholders.”

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2 Responses to $2.8 million for arts hubs in Canberra
c_c™ c_c™ 7:16 pm 28 May 13

Nice, now they just have to demolish those damn ABC apartments that case a dark shadow over the area and whose often inebriated, swearing residents are often seen walking the area.

Endrey Endrey 7:02 pm 28 May 13

Fantastic. I love the idea of Gorman House and Ainslie Arts Centre having the capacity to run various events side-by-side at night. Cross-pollination of artists and audiences, what a win/win.

A chance to have a culture in the centre of town that isn’t dominated by shopping centres and carparks.

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