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Date: 1 February 2013

Community Partnerships Grant Recipients 2013


Jodee Mundy BRUNSWICK $27,705

Producer Jodee Mundy will collaborate with artists from the Deafblind community to create a deafblind cabaret dinner in the dark - a multi-sensory arts project that will explore the world of Deafblind culture. This initiative will include Able Australia with Deafblind advocates Michelle Stevens and Heather Lawson.

Community groups across the state are set to get creative, thanks to grants delivered through Arts Victoria’s Community Partnerships program.

Announcing the grants today, Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Ballieu said the latest round of funding would support 10 diverse projects in both regional and metropolitan areas.

“From a mobile gallery developed by and for patients at the Royal Children’s Hospital, to cabaret dinners presented by members of the deafblind community and a series of mini operas performed by primary school students, this latest round of grants supports an exciting range of projects that span visual arts and music, performance, sound art and literature,” Mr Baillieu said.

“These projects will enable community groups – including young people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, regional communities and people living with disability – to tell their stories, learn new skills and make art that doesn’t just resonate with them, but with the whole community.”

The Community Partnerships program offers funding for projects that bring together professional artists and Victorian community groups to collaborate on a creative project. The current round of projects will involve more than 70 professional artists and around 1,500 community participants.

“The arts have a great capacity for bringing people from all walks of life together and can have a real impact in a range of areas, including health, education, social inclusion and community development,” Mr Baillieu said.

“The Victorian Government is committed to supporting community-strengthening projects across the State, and to providing opportunities for all Victorians to be part of our cultural life.

“The Community Partnerships program delivers on these goals and so much more,” Mr Baillieu said.

The next round of applications for the Community Partnerships program closes on Monday 25 February 2013.