63 orgs share $20M in latest RISE round

A new Australian musical based on cult 90s TV series Round the Twist is among the projects to be funded.

A musical theatre adaptation of cult 90s TV series Round the Twist, a nation-wide book industry collaboration designed to connect writers and readers, and a range of festivals across the country are among the many beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s $200 million Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.

The fifth batch of grants allocated through the RISE fund has distributed $20 million to 63 organisations across Australia.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts