Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    State Government raises curtain on $69,000 Theatre Kimberley grant

    1/08/2022 1:30 PM
    • $69,000 Lotterywest grant will support delivery of workshops and performances
    • Brings total State Government funding to more than $278,000 since Jan 2021
    • Funding will go towards stage and circus equipment and volunteer toolkit

    Roll up! Roll up! Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman has presented a $69,060 Lotterywest grant to the spectacular Theatre Kimberley.


    The funding will be used to purchase new circus and stage equipment so Theatre Kimberley can continue to build thriving, creative, connected regional communities.


    It will also go towards the delivery of workshops and performances, development of a volunteer toolkit, and corporate governance training.


    For more than 25 years the beloved Theatre Kimberley has created high-quality arts opportunities with and for Kimberley communities, including performing arts outreach programs and the popular Sandfly Circus classes for students in kindy to year 12. 


    This latest Lotterywest grant brings its total amount in State Government funding to more than $278,000 since January 2021.


    The organisation is supported annually through the Regional Arts Sector Investment Program, receiving $150,000 funding over 2.5 years. Earlier this month it also received a $59,999 grant through the Arts 15k-plus grant program. 


    Comments attributed to Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "I am a strong believer in the important role local theatres play in building cultural vibrancy, and I'm thrilled to be in Broome to present Theatre Kimberley with a Lotterywest grant for $69,060.


    "This will help the organisation with its important work of connecting the local community, developing leadership skills and confidence, supporting positive mental health outcomes, and encouraging a sense of belonging.


    "The McGowan Government will continue to invest in Western Australia's regional arts programs to help build vibrant, creative communities."


    Comments attributed to Kimberley MLA Divina D'Anna:


    "Theatre Kimberley is a much-loved local institution and I am delighted to hear that they are receiving $69,000 in Lotterywest funding.


    "The Sandfly Circus classes are always popular with children and families, so it is fantastic that these will be supported into the future."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400