Minister for the arts, George Souris MP, has approved a $100,000 grant from the NSW government’s Regional Capital program for the capital redevelopment of NORPA’s home base, the Lismore City Hall.
The project will include the upgrade of lighting and seating to ‘improve audience experience’ and ensure ‘repeat visitation’ to NORPA events.
Lismore MP Thomas George congratulated NORPA on its successful application.
‘Arts NSW contributes up to 50 per cent of the cost of a project to successful organisations,’ Mr George said.
The Arts Funding Program (AFP) plays an integral part in the development of the state’s artistic community, he added.
‘The NSW government is committed to helping grow a creative, diverse and strong arts and cultural sector that encourages excellence, innovation and boosts our economy,’ Mr George said.
Regional Capital funding is designed to support capital infrastructure projects that promote participation in, and access to, arts and cultural activities by diverse communities.