Joy Burch has announced the winners of the Key Arts Organisation program:
Three organisations were awarded five-year funding packages commencing in 2012 through the program: the Canberra Youth Theatre, $220,000 a year, Craft ACT Inc, $184,500 annually; and Canberra Contemporary Art Space Inc, $170,000 a year.
Three further organisations secured two-year funding deals for 2012-2013: Canberra City Band Inc, $21,000 a year; M16 Artspace, $98,400 a year; and Strathnairn Arts Association Inc, $35,880 a year.
In addition the Australia Business Arts Foundation ACT Office was awarded $38,000 each year for 2012-2013 and ScreenACT will receive $65,500 in 2012.
“Canberra’s artistic life is underpinned by a many vibrant arts organisations which provide valuable activities and opportunities for all. This funding will allow them to continue this work and come up with new ways to promote arts in the ACT.”