Helping 20 local artists and community organisations create new artwork, make original music and develop their creative skills is exactly what Blacktown Council has done.
Grants of up to $3000 have been awarded to recipients of this year’s Creative Arts Fund grants.
The Creative Arts Fund is an initiative by the council, where $40,000 worth of grants are awarded annually to local individuals and organisations to encourage artistic endeavours.
The talents being supported include singing, web narratives, film making, weaving, ball gown design, the creation of artistic books and video performance pieces.
“We recognise that creativity plays an essential role in building a united, dynamic and sustainable community, and the creation of opportunities for local artists,” Blacktown mayor Stephen Bali said.