State invests in in the arts

WA Youth Jazz Orchestra musician  Jess Herbert (foreground:) with, from left, Jack Sirett, Tim Newhouse, James van de Ven, Matt Smith and Malachi George.         |       d436991
WA Youth Jazz Orchestra musician Jess Herbert (foreground:) with, from left, Jack Sirett, Tim Newhouse, James van de Ven, Matt Smith and Malachi George.         |       d436991

Art on the Move in Malaga received $465,000 and the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) in Maylands was given $100,000 annually for three years.

Art on the Move executive director Catherine Czerw said the money would assist Art on the Move touring quality art exhibitions, supported by relevant and fully resourced education and public programs around the state.

�We are also dedicated to providing professional development and skills based training to the staff and volunteers working in large and small exhibition venues around WA, according to national standards of industry best practice,� Ms Czerw said.

�State Government support ensures that these exhibitions remain free to attend and can offer regional communities the same range and quality of art experiences as metropolitan venues.�

WAYJO general manager Fiona Symonds said the funding was a �huge achievement� because it was the most the State had awarded the group.

�We could not have provided these wonderful young musicians with the same kinds of opportunities, such as performing large-scale concerts and working with national and international guest artists.�

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said other recipients included award-winning Aboriginal performing arts organisation, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Artrage, which delivers the annual Fringe Festival.

For more, visit www.dca.wa.gov.au.