The Shire of Waroona has allocated $26,709 in funding towards 17 locally led creative projects, as part of the Angels of Art micro grants.
The project will brighten public spaces to promote health, happiness and wellbeing, as we come out of what has been very difficult times.
Art and creativity have strong links to positive mental health. The Angels of Art micro grants allow a citizen led approach to neighbourhood building using short-term, low cost interventions.
The grant will empower local people to add their creative touch, building on the pre-existing professional art installations located across the Shire.
The fund attracted applications from local artists, groups and businesses; all vying to bring creativity and vibrancy to locations across the Shire.
Shire President Cr Mike Walmsley is looking forward to seeing the project rolled out throughout our towns over the next few weeks.
“I look forward to seeing the community collaborate and create together. The proposals that were sent to Council are very impressive and will add colour and vibrancy to Waroona, Lake Clifton and Preston Beach”.
“I see this as a first step in Council working towards reinvigorating our main streets. With so much community input for this funding, it is particularly pleasing”.
“I’d particularly like to thank our Place & Community Co-ordinator Kelly Shipway who worked tirelessly in such a short space of time and to deliver such a successful project”
The Angels of Art micro grants are supported by the WA Primary Health Alliance, as part of the Alliance Against Depression.