Local groups granted events funding

Eden Hill CAN members Nadine Wright Toussaint, Neil Aldum, Maree Robinson, Christina Carey, Julia McDonald, Rebecca Stuchbery, Jaimee Wheatley.
Eden Hill CAN members Nadine Wright Toussaint, Neil Aldum, Maree Robinson, Christina Carey, Julia McDonald, Rebecca Stuchbery, Jaimee Wheatley.

A LOCAL community action network and dance group have received grants to hold events in the Town of Bassendean.

Councillors approved a $5000 grant for Eden Hill CAN and $3000 for not-for-profit organisation Strut Dance at their August 27 council meeting.

Eden Hill CAN will use the funds to hold an Eden Hill Community Christmas Party in December and an Eden Hill Neighbour Day in late March 2020.

Chairwoman Christina Carey said the grant would also cover running costs including insurance and printing a newsletter.

“The funding will got towards entertainment and activities at each event as well as catering costs,” she said.

“We’re looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to get involved to help us plan and deliver our upcoming events and on-ground projects.”

In Situ curators Serena Chalker, Geordie Crawley and Daisy Sanders.

Strut Dance will use the grant for their In Situ project with Cyril Jackson Senior Campus, where there will be short dance works around the campus from November 7 to 9.

Co-curator Serena Chalker said they were excited to bring the project to the Town.

“Working as a professional artist in Australia at the moment is challenging due to the ever-constraining reserves of funding available to make interesting, risky and cutting-edge work happen,” she said.

“The funds from the Town of Bassendean directly contributes to the cost of making new work, including paying the artist fees and technical equipment required to stage these new works in an unconventional location.

“In Situ is an annual independent performance platform started by Unkempt Dance and is a season of site-specific performances, meaning that the works occur outside a theatre, in unusual spaces, and in some way respond to their environment and its history.”

Ms Chalker said artists would working with students at the campus in October at locations including the former radio room and community garden.

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