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Grants in action
Over the past 15 years, the City of Ballarat's Community Development
Grants program has helped over 200 local groups and organisations
make a real difference in the community.
The program has helped launch playgroups and get important community
facilities such as the Ballarat East Community Men's Shed up-and-
In recent months, grade three students from Buninyong Primary School
painted murals and planted garden beds at the local swimming pool
thanks to the Community Development Grants program. The newly formed
Ballarat Writers Inc used a grant to help establish the Pure Poetry Project
to help emerging poets in the Ballarat area.
The City of Ballarat will host a grants information session in the Town Hall
on Wednesday 19 May. Organised in conjunction with the Ballarat
Foundation and charitable funding body UnitingCare, the session will
provide information about the Community Development Grants program,
and also other grants open to community groups and organisations.
The grants information session will offer practical advice on how to apply
and fill out a grant application form, how to set and manage a project
budget, acquittal, project planning and how to establish and work within
For more information contact Council's Community Development unit on
Buninyong Pool Community Arts Project
With a $5,455 community grant from the City of Ballarat -- and help
from the Buninyong Pool Committee and the Lions Club of
Buninyong -- talented grade three students from Buninyong Primary
School painted murals and planted garden beds to liven up the
family--focused swimming pool.
The Lions Club of Buninyong built the initial external pool wall for the
mural and installed three large family tables and seats to enable
family picnics and poolside BBQs.
Additional murals will be painted later this year. A seahorse theme
will be used for the mural at the base of the toddlers' pool and a
whale theme will be used for the change rooms.
Rick Amor to judge major
drawing prize worth
Artists Australia wide have the chance to win $10,000 and have their
drawing work become part of the Art Gallery of Ballarat's permanent
collection through the inaugural Rick Amor Drawing Prize.
The winning entry will sit alongside drawings by major artists such as
Eugene Von Guerard, Norman Lindsay, David Davies, Rupert Bunny, Arthur
Boyd, Sid Nolan, John Brack, Fred Williams, Peter Booth, Brett Whiteley
and Rick Amor himself.
Rick Amor -- one of Australia's most important contemporary artists who
studied at the National Gallery School under John Brack -- selected the
Art Gallery of Ballarat to administer the new, major drawing prize.
Open to all Australian artists, entries must be no more than 56cm x 76cm
The winning entry will be announced on Friday 24 September. An
exhibition of entrant works chosen will be held at the Art Gallery of
Ballarat from Saturday 25 September to Sunday 7 November 2010.
Recognising and fostering the important role of drawing in Australian art,
the Rick Amor Drawing Prize is expected to become a highly anticipated
event in this nation's art calendar.
More information and entry details can be found at
Above: Rick Amor, 1st Runner 31st May 1983, ink on paper. Collection: Art
Gallery of Ballarat, The Gary Catalano Gift under the Cultural Gifts Program, 2008
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