Echuca-Moama Arts Initiative has welcomed the announcement of $30,000 funding for a feasibility study into a permanent arts space and gallery in Echuca.RUTH CLAYTON September 28, 2012 4:45am
Echuca-Moama Arts Initiative convener Ken McMullan (left), Echuca-Moama Arts Initiative treasurer Kerrie Williams and Member for Rodney Paul Weller.
A permanent arts space and gallery in Echuca is one step closer to reality following a funding announcement of $30,000 for a feasibility study.
The Victorian Government announced the funding on Wednesday.
Echuca-Moama Arts Initiative chairperson Anne Mawson said the group was ‘‘thrilled’’ with the funding which would go towards completing two significant projects in eventually obtaining an arts space.
‘‘The first thing we need to do is to investigate and justify the need for a dedicated gallery and arts space and, secondly, we need to develop a business plan which will allow us to identify areas for funding,’’ she said.
Both tasks are hoped to be completed within three months.
Campaspe Shire Council has also committed $15,000 to the investigation, which will provide a set of recommendations on the viability of an arts space, its design requirements, set-up costs, a business model to operate the arts space gallery, potential income, operational expenses and examine the opportunities and risks.
Member for Rodney Paul Weller said the arts sector was strong in the Rodney electorate and the arts space and gallery would bring artists together to benefit the town and the arts sector in the region.
The funding comes from the Victorian Government’s $100
Michael Walker has been booked to ride Criterion in Saturday's Caulfield Stakes and the Cox Plate.
ClubMulwala’s Yarrawonga Mulwala Agricultural Show 2015 was a fantastic success with beautiful spring weather and a new public holiday proving a winning combination.
There is a new police sergeant in Mooroopna and his name is Gerard Warrin.
Have you ever wanted to become a triathlete but never made the leap?
SEVENTY-FIVE years ago, men of the 2/21st and 2/22nd Battalions of the Australian Imperial Forcemarched from Euroa to Violet Town, a 20 kilometre trek.
Great Race helps a great cause
Hundreds flock to Avenel to learn a thing or three.
Tocumwal Lions Club has plans to purchase the Bowling Club site for an aged care facility, which will only happen if the merger between the Tocumwal bowls and golf clubs proceeds.
A NASTY run-in with a kangaroo on the Northern Hwy between Melbourne and Echuca has convinced one regular traveller on the road the question of a cull needs to be addressed.
Three Cobram teens have been arrested by police after they allegedly stole tractors from Cobram and Tocumwal and caused about $30 000 in damage.
Whether you fancy a flutter on the Caulfield Cup or the local cup, the Deniliquin racecourse is the place to be on Saturday, October 17.
The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) has acknowledged the completion of negotiations under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), noting modest but important gains made for the Australian dairy industry in improving access to global markets.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.