Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Federal Member for Wentworth, is pleased to announce local arts organisation Coo-ee Art Pty Ltd has received a grant of $33,000 from the Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) Grant Program. Their project is one of 17 grant recipients funded by COALAR in 2017-18.
COALAR, administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, aims to enhance and strengthen links between Australia and Latin America in the priority areas of business, education, sustainability, tourism, arts and culture.
Coo-ee Art Pty Ltd will be staging symposia as part of a public education program, and facilitating logistic aspects related to the touring Australian Aboriginal art exhibition O Tempo Dos Sonhos, in Brazil, Argentina and Chile during 2017-2018.
Through these activities, the Australian Government will invest more than $477,000 to support innovative projects profiling Australian expertise and promoting deeper people-to-people and institutional links with Latin America. The funding has been offered to support new partnerships in the Wentworth electorate, and to foster closer personal, institutional and economic links with key overseas partners.
Further information on the COALAR grants program and Coo-ee Art Pty Ltd’s project summary is available online through the DFAT website.