In these times of change Penrith City Council has reimagined the annual Magnetic Places grants program to support innovative alternatives to in-person participation.
Grants of up to $10K are now available to Australian artists and organisations for exciting projects that bring local residents together, in new ways, to transform how people see and feel about the places where they live.
Over the past 12 years, Magnetic Places has funded over 93 creative collaborative projects that have transformed local public spaces in communities living with disadvantage.
In 2020, the challenge is to enable meaningful and safe participation for residents during these changing times and still uncover positive narratives of the places where they live.
Successful applicants will:
- deliver an arts project that connects with people to transform how they see and feel about where they live
- use successful alternatives to in-person participation
- involve different people in the community including those experiencing ongoing social isolation
- engage specifically with people who live in one or more of these priority neighbourhoods:
- Cambridge Park
- Kingswood Park
- North St Marys
- Oxley Park
- Penrith (suburb bounded by Union Rd, Jamison Rd, Mulgoa Rd and Woodriff St)
- St Marys
- provide all activities free-of-charge to participants.
GRANTS CLOSE 5PM WEDNESDAY 27 MAY 2020
Download the Magnetic Places grant guidelines and find the online application entry link at penrith.city/MagneticPlaces
Broader access to projects has been championed by the disability sector for many years. We hope that this special round of Magnetic Places will showcase successful approaches that can used at any time to engage and include many different people.