Crown and Packer Family Foundation launch $25m arts initiative

Crown and Packer Family Foundation launch $25m arts initiative

CROWN Resorts and the Packer Family Foundation have launched a new $25 million arts initiative to bring more opportunities to youth.

The Melbourne and Perth Art Education Initiative is an eight-year joint commitment of the organisations, working to provide young Australians with more opportunities to engage in the arts.

Incorporating education, the programs will promote creativity as well as encouraging participants to engage in their local community.

Packer Family Foundation chair Gretel Packer announced the launch of the initiative last week.

“Australia is a vast, dynamic and multicultural country,” Ms Packer said.

‘The programs we partner with through this initiative will provide young Australians with important social and cultural access points, mentoring and engagement opportunities to help them on a path to fulfil their dreams.”

Information on how to apply for funding from the Melbourne and Perth Art Education Initiative here.