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Grants for Gippsland art organisations available from federal Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART)
The Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) is thrilled to announce the successful applicants from Batch 1 of the Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) program.
The Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) is delivering the $3 million CHART program in 2021-22 on behalf of the Australian Government. Grants of up to $3,000 (plus GST where applicable) are being awarded to support museums, galleries and historical societies to implement activities that stimulate local economies as they recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
CHART program grants will help community cultural, heritage and arts organisations including community museums, galleries and historical societies continue to attract cultural tourism to regional Australia through their preservation of Australia's cultural heritage
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said more than $135,000 in grants would flow to 50 organisations across the country from Batch 1, to support activities that encourage cultural tourism in regional, rural and remote Australia.
"These grants will support the reactivation and ongoing sustainability of these successful applicants, with each playing an integral role in telling the stories of their local communities and preserving Australia's cultural heritage."
"This first batch of grants marks an important milestone in the benefits that CHART will provide to regional communities, including the promotion of regional arts tourism across Australia, which in turn will enhance arts access and increase local expenditure." Minister Fletcher said.
Encouraging domestic tourism
AMaGA's National Director, Katie Russell, said that the grants will have a significant impact on Australia's regional museums and galleries, helping them to encourage domestic tourism and recover from the challenges brought about by COVID‑19.
"We are impressed with the wide variety of projects from a diverse range of organisations who are coming up with innovative ways to reboot their activity and share local stories with their communities and domestic travelers."
"Projects supported under Batch 1 include dishwashers for volunteers' kitchens, refreshed museum signage, and display cases for historical collections to travel around the regions - each project showcases the dynamism and resilience of our sector. These CHART recipients have unwavering enthusiasm and commitment to their work in the face of the disruptions of the past two years." Ms Russell said.
Access in grant funds
Batch 1 grants have already started to flow to successful applicants. A full list of successful Batch 1 CHART projects is available at AMaGA CHART.AMaGA hopes these projects will inspire other eligible organisations to access the grant funds. Full details on eligibility and the program guidelines are available from AMaGA's CHART web page, along with the contact details of AMaGA's Regional Coordinators who are ready to assist organisations to apply. CHART program projects must be completed by 30 June 2022.
Results from Batch 1 of grants from Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART)
The Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) is administering the CHART program on behalf of the Australian Government. The CHART program is now open for applications. It will close when the funding allocation has been expended or on 29 April 2022. Applications will be assessed in batches of 100, through a rolling evaluation process.
|Applicant Name||Project Title||Brief Project Description||Approved Funding (GST Exclusive)|
|CAMPERDOWN & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC||Outdoor signage||To replace the current dated and faded signage on our building and purchase a promotional A frame to better advertise our society and it's services||$871|
|El Dorado Museum Association Incorporated||Showcasing El Dorado||Purchasing new permanent showcases will allow us to interpret and display the collection more effectively in themes, such as mining, local women, local businesses, and community groups. Replacing old cases with industry standard showcases will aid in preventative conservation by protecting the objects from agents of deterioration while on display.||$2,693|
|Forrest and District Historical Society||Archives Digitisation and placement on the Web Site||Digitise the Society's original archive documents, some 750 sleeves in number with multiple pages for a total of approx. 2,800 folios. The Society aims to become a digital organisation for all of its holdings to simplify and streamline its operations and reach a wider audience through our website||$2,300|
|Maldon Museum and Archives Association Inc||Equipment Upgrade||Due to the pandemic we have been unable to raise funds through being open to the public and consequently have been unable to find some required upgrades to our digital equipment and storage.||$2,541|
|Mansfield Historical Society Inc||IT Upgrade||Much of our computer equipment is out of date and no longer able to cope with modern software which is essential for maintaining our collections and enabling members of the public to carry out research and access historical data. This project will update that equipment.||$3,000|
|Marysville & District Historical Society Inc||Collection Digitisation||Much of our computer equipment is out of date and no longer able to cope with modern software which is essential for maintaining our collections and enabling members of the public to carry out research and access historical data. This project will update that equipment.||$3,000|
|Marysville & District Historical Society Inc||Collection Digitisation||Scan and digitise the Society's large collection of photographs and documents, which will enable them to be catalogued and uploaded onto Vic Collections and made available for public viewing.||$3,000|
|PORT ALBERT MARITIME MUSEUM LTD||Remote Controlled Model Boat Exhibit - Nigel Allom Memorial||The museum has offered the Remote Control Model Boat collection of the late Nigel Allom and we need to build heavy duty shelves to place them on, rolling platforms to move them and a perspex false wall to protect them from dust. This collection is of national significance.||$3,000|
|Talbot Arts & Historical Museum Inc||Scanning our past for our future||At a public event to celebrate the restoration and re-opening of the former Dunach School building, reconnecting the community and people who have links with its varied past, photographs and documents brought by participants will be scanned and added to the Museum's collections to preserve and share our local stories.||$2,995|
|Taradale Historical Group Inc.||Restoring Taradale's heritage signage||The artwork on 10 information panels which highlight historical points of interest around Taradale using text and graphics have degraded due to exposure to UV light (see attached photos). The intent of the project is to engage a sign writing company to refresh the artwork on the existing panels.||$1,626|
|Warracknabeal and District Historical Society||Easter Rally funding||Because we have been unable to hold an Easter rally for the last 2 years we wish to plan a rally for 2022. We would use the funding to have brochures designed, printed and distributed to locals and machinery enthusiasts. Also advertise locally to "kick start" our Museum again.||$909|
Pictures from Australian Museums and Galleries Association Facebook page.
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