At its September meeting, the Australia Council’s governing body approved the funding of strategic initiatives for 2007. One of the strategic initiatives, which includes an education component, is support for Sculpture by the Sea.
The Sculpture by the Sea programs in Bondi (NSW) and Cottesloe Beach (WA) mix public engagement with arts product in an iconic Australian beach setting.
The Australia Council’s funding will support the Sculpture by the Sea schools education program in line with its objective of promoting community engagement with the arts.
Additional Australia Council funding for the two Sculpture by the Sea events is on offer to assist organisers leverage funds from other sources such as the respective local government area.