Funding boost for City arts events

Some of the City’s most popular arts and culture events will be given a funding boost thanks to a new partnership with the Pilbara Ports Authority.

Marquee events such as the Cossack Art Awards, Red Earth Arts Festival and NAIDOC have received additional funding under the agreement as well as a number of smaller events delivered under the City’s annual arts and culture program.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the agreement would bolster the City’s arts and culture program.

“We have seen how partnerships like this can deliver fantastic results for our community. I’m thrilled that the Pilbara Ports Authority has committed $70,000 to help us grow our arts and culture program to deliver a broad range of quality events for our community,” Cr Long said.

Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) Chief Executive Officer Roger Johnston said he looked forward to a productive and fruitful partnership.

“We are pleased to work with the City of Karratha to adopt a streamlined approach to sponsoring a number of community events over the next financial year," Mr Johnston said.

“PPA aims to support the economic development and sustainability of local communities in the Pilbara region through its Community Support Initiative program. The initiative provides financial and in-kind support to a diverse range of community, environmental, educational, sporting and not-for-profit organisations across the Shire of Ashburton, City of Karratha and Town of Port Hedland."

The City of Karratha and Pilbara Ports Authority partnership came into effect on 1 July 2016.

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