Broome Circle receives $80,000 boost for artist support program

Alexander ScottBroome Advertiser
Broome Circle workers Paula Manning, Denisa Konecny, Tammy Fiorenza, Tania McKenzie, Veronica Johnson and Sen Amaratunga.
Camera IconBroome Circle workers Paula Manning, Denisa Konecny, Tammy Fiorenza, Tania McKenzie, Veronica Johnson and Sen Amaratunga. Credit: Jakeb Waddell/Broome Advertiser

A Broome organisation has received $80,000 in funding to help launch a program that would support Kimberley artists to develop their skills.

Broome Circle Inc received $80,000 from the WA Government’s Regional Arts and Cultural Investment program to support its Artists Away from Home program.

The program will see Broome Circle work with Indigenous artists who have active agreements with Remote Community Art Centres to continue their artistic development away from home.

The organisation was launched in 1982 by a group of women in response to the isolation they experienced living away from extended families.

Another grant recipient was Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre Aboriginal Corporation, which received $80,000 for its Kimberley Aboriginal Women: maintaining culture, law and language program.

Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman said RACIP provided regional artists and arts organisations the chance to deliver inclusive programs in their local communities.

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said it was important to encourage creative expression and arts participation across regional WA.

“It also provides the opportunity for regional audiences to engage with new and unique arts and cultural initiatives,” she said.

The RACIP was launched in 2019 to facilitate arts and cultural activity participation in remote communities.

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