THE HON. WARREN SNOWDON MP
Federal Member for Lingiari
Tuesday 25 June 2013
Member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon has welcomed a Federal Labor Government’s boost for regional and community festivals, which will support the inaugural Mbantua Festival.
Mr Snowdon said the $32,000 funding grant will support the Arrulka Business Aboriginal Corporation to stage their Bush Mechanics Live program at the Festival in early October.
"Bush Mechanics Live will showcase a live car and theatre spectacle at the Festival at Arunga Park Speedway, Alice Springs," he said.
Arts Minister Tony Burke recently announced funding for a range of diverse and innovative community arts activities in remote and regional communities that will be delivered as part of festivals already taking place across Australia.
"Supporting the Mbantua Festival in Alice Springs enables local families, community groups and students to experience arts from some of Australia’s best new and established artists," Mr Snowdon said.
"The Northern Territory has a fantastic calendar of arts and cultural festivals, and the support through Festivals Australia allows talented regional artists and communities to participate in a variety of art experiences."
Festivals Australia is an Australia Council funding program that aims to increase access for Australians living in regional and remote communities to world class arts and cultural experiences.
The full list of recipients and further information is available at