City of Armadale-based not-for-profit groups share in $115,000 in funding


Fragmented Artists’ Suzanne Ingelbrecht. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d476113
Fragmented Artists’ Suzanne Ingelbrecht. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d476113

SHARING in thousands of dollars worth of grants can make a big difference to local not-for-profit groups.

Thirteen such local organisations, including the Wirrapanda Foundation, headspace Armadale and the Armadale Robotics Club, will share in $115,000 through the City of Armadale’s Annual Contributions program.

Fragmented Artists’ Suzanne Ingelbrecht, whose organisation received $5000 to help present a theatre performance in the Jull Street Mall next year, said the grant would help them transform text-based work through performance, video, movement and music.

“Our focus in particular in recent times has been to give visibility to emerging artists who identify as disabled,” she said.

“I am very proud to have brought the blind and talented young accordionist Jake Burrows, who regularly busks in the Jull Street mall in Armadale, into the ensemble for the first time to work on a new theatre work of true storytelling, music and movement that will have its first full public performances in Armadale next year.

“It’s vital to have seed funding of this kind to enable a small, independent performing arts organization like Fragmented Artists to create work that reaches out to the community and that dares to try different things.

“In this instance we are integrating the skills of both abled and disabled artists and we are aiming to put on some amazing street theatre for the community’s entertainment, the first time I believe that this has been done, certainly for some time, in Armadale.”

City of Armadale mayor Henry Zelones said they were committed to supporting local groups offering important services to the community.

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