The iconic McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery have been announced to receive a $214,000 support package today as part of the Victorian Government’s $90 million investment to assist creative artists within the state.
As one of the 78 Victorian Arts and Cultural Organisations selected to receive the grant, the park will be able to use the funding to assist with the “Welcome Back Victoria, McClelland Open Air Spring Summer 20/21″ program.
The funding will be put to use to encourage participation in the arts along with providing new and existing audiences cultural activities over the Spring and Summer seasons for 2020/2021 in a COVID-19 Safe demeanor.
Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke is extremely pleased with the grant as the Arts and Entertainment industry is no doubt crucial for the Victorian economy.
“In ordinary times, Victoria’s creative sector is worth $31 billion to the economy each year. Creativity creates jobs, draws tourists and can put the Peninsula on the map as a great place to live, work or visit,” Edbrooke noted.
“But the creative sector has been hit hard by the pandemic and needs our support to survive.”
“As we look towards safely reopening, the Victorian Government is proud to support McClelland Gallery to adapt to the new environment and build for a stronger future.”
The artist commission project within the program will provide eight local artists including three Indigenous artists the opportunity to produce some of their work, encouraging opportunities to generate ongoing income for the community.