The Illawarra has two recipients of arts funding while it's finally been revealed how Wollongong Art Gallery will use a $70,000 grant a month after the initial announcement.
It was announced on Thursday the Wollongong Women's Information Service will receive $73,000 and Wollongong Writers Festival $59,600 from the 2018/19 round of the NSW Government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program.
It follows a January announcement that Circus Monoxide, Bundanon Trust and Wollongong Art Gallery would also be given a helping hand this year.
Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradery told the Mercury their grant would be used to increase access to the gallery by expanding programs and making the collection more accessible to a wider audience.
"It’s not so much about acquisition or curatorial … it's more or less access and creating opportunities whereby we can engage with the community a lot more," he said.
In addition to the above recipients, multi-year funding has already been flagged for the South Coast Writers' Centre, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre and Wild Rumpus until 2020.
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