Wentworth projects receive Catalyst grant funding

April 8, 2016

Wentworth projects receive Catalyst grant funding

8 April 2016

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Member for Wentworth, welcomed $496,000 for Wentworth projects under the second instalment of funding for Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund.

“I am pleased that Sculpture by the Sea has received funding from Catalyst that will support their exhibitions at Bondi and Cottesloe,” Mr Turnbull said.

“One of Sydney’s most popular events, and the largest annual sculpture exhibition in the world, it captures the public’s imagination, and encourages the development and exhibition of new Australian artworks alongside sculptures from overseas.”

“Lucy and I enjoy visiting the exhibition each year. It is a vital event for the local economy, and I am happy that the Federal Government is able to provide its support for such an important arts project.’

Australian Institute of Architects has also received Catalyst funding for The Pool, Australia's exhibition for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale which is the world’s biggest architectural gathering.

Sonic Wells has received funding to develop their 2016 tri‐nation exhibition which explores the shared relationship between Turkey, New Zealand and Australia through the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli during the First World War.

Australian Centre for Photography will use their Catalyst funding to support their new philanthropy program, commissioning ten diverse women artists to create new works that respond to one of Australia’s most iconic and revered images ‐ Max Dupain’s Sunbaker.

Catalyst funding is available from three streams: partnerships and collaborations; innovation and participation; and international and cultural diplomacy and is open to small, medium and large arts organisations at a national, regional and community level.

Guidelines and information on the application for the Catalyst funding process can be found on the Ministry for the Arts website www.arts.gov.au/catalyst

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