BIG Little Histories of Canowindra partnered by the CORRIDOR Project and Arts Out West have received a $60,560 NSW Government heritage grant to go towards a multi-art form event.
The Hon Rick Colless MLC and Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources and Western NSW was in Canowindra on Monday to hand over the funding cheque to local resident Phoebe Cowdery.
Mr Colless said this grants program provided support to heritage items that were open to the public. “This funding doesn’t only mean we can invest in protecting and preserving our local heritage but it means we’re giving more people the opportunity to appreciate their local history,” Mr Colless said.
This grant will go towards a multi art-form event that interweaves four significant local histories, including Devionian fish, Aboriginal,
Agricultural, and Bushranger history. The event will continue a legacy of innovative material developed for public interest in both the Canowindra and Cowra Historical Societies and Age of Fishes Museum.
Dylan Gower Director of the CORRIDOR project said “The Heritage Activation grant will provide a dynamic example of how regional railway infrastructure can be repurposed as part of a Masterplan currently developed for the precinct. This event will bring new audiences and creative excellence to the Central West.”
The event is scheduled for the first half of 2018 and when speaking about this event Mr Colless said “Everyone will now see Canowindra as a destination, it will really put it on the map. It will encourage visitors to come to town, stay a night and check out all the fabulous things Canowindra has to offer.”