Supporting the next generation of creative content makers in South Sydney

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Young people in Sydney’s south will have more opportunities to develop their creativity at the renovated Shopfront Theatre for Young People in Carlton, thanks to a $200,000 contribution from the NSW Government.

Member for Oatley Mark Coure said the theatre provides a space where young people and budding artists can express themselves.

“Shopfront Theatre will boast modern facilities including space for six additional community and arts organisations to use, and an additional exhibition and multipurpose studio theatre space once the renovations are complete,” Mr Coure said.

“The upgrade of Shopfront’s facilities will place it among NSW’s best arts facilities for young people, providing a place for the next generation of creative content makers and community leaders to gain valuable skills.”

The theatre offers programs which can be enjoyed by young people with disabilities, recently arrived migrants, refugees, and those with other support needs.

Minister for Racing Paul Toole said the project was funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program.  

“More than $50 million in funding is being provided during this current term of government for projects across sport and recreation, emergency preparedness, and arts and culture,” Mr Toole said.  

“These grants are funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machines back into community projects.”

New funding range have encouraged more diverse projects, with a streamlined application process that cuts red tape and allows for faster assessment.