BOTH Liverpool’s and Campbelltown’s art galleries have been included in the list of recipients of the $30 million Crown Resorts Foundation and Packer Family Foundation Western Sydney Arts Initiative.
Campbelltown Arts Centre will receive $100,000 per year over two years.
The funding will be used towards the introduction of an arts education program for local schools, offering school excursions, workshops and other education related activities.
It will assist schools in running more school excursion and visits to Campbelltown Arts Centre.
The Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre has not issued details of how its allocation will be spent.
Ms Gretel Packer, Chair of the Packer Family Foundation Board and Chair of the Crown Resorts Foundation Advisory Board, said:
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with these wonderful arts organisations.
“Their programs in Western Sydney will allow more people, particularly children, to experience the power, beauty and fun of art.
We believe that the programs selected will build on Western Sydney’s diverse and vibrant culture, and help create more opportunities for young Australians to engage with the arts.
The selection process was very challenging given the exceptionally high standard of all applications received. We would like to thank all the organisations that submitted projects for consideration.”
The $30 million Western Sydney Arts Initiative will be allocated over 10 years and is part of the $200 million National Philanthropic Fund, a joint commitment of the Crown Resorts Foundation and the Packer Family Foundation.