We run and support a great variety of events and programs around the City to encourage people to discover, develop and share their interests, experiences, skills and talents.
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This grants program supports projects that bring people together to transform their local public spaces through artistic activity and new social connections. Applications for this year closed on 3 October 2016.
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Watch past project videos on YouTube:
Generation Z at Werrington Train Station by artist Mandy Schone Salter in collaboration with Werrington Youth Centre and young people of Werrington.
'Gratitude' by Penrith Women Cancer Survivors in partnership with the Cancer Council.
Llandilo Chinese Community Artwork , a collaboration by Penrith Women's Health Centre with residents and artist Diamando Koutsellis.
'Capture Colyton' a 2 year project by St Clair Youth and Neighbourhood Team, a collaboration with residents and a range of artists including Media On The Margins and Claire Nakazawa.
Early in 2015 Council co-funded a Deloitte Access Economics report
Building Western Sydney's Cultural Arts Economy, which highlighted glaring inequities in State and Federal funding for the arts. As a result, then Mayor Ross Fowler OAM called for a summit of Penrith, Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains' arts and cultural representatives to express their priorities for the growth of arts and culture in Penrith and the broader region.
media release about the Summit held in September 2015.
Download the Summit Report (8.06MB pdf).
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