Thursday, January 29, 2009

Magnetic Places 2009......communities making creative spaces

The Magnetic Places Community Cultural Grants Program is an exciting, dynamic and rapidly growing initiative led by Penrith City Council’s Neighbourhood Renewal Program. Since it first piloted in 2007, the initiative has enabled the development of collaborative projects between artists, CCD arts workers and communities. It has creatively engaged and empowered local communities, artists and organisations to transform local meeting places into creative spaces, and become Magnetic Places.

The first year of the funding program has seen the development of 8 innovative and highly successful projects celebrating creativity, diversity, culture and pride in established neighbourhoods across the City. The success of projects in the 2007/08 pilot program has established both fertile ground and best practice examples for the next round of funding to take the Magnetic Places program to its next level.

More recently in the 2008/09 funding round seven promising projects have been funded, these projects are:

  • One Move One Voice

  • Parkroar at our Place

  • Pathway of Friendship

  • North St Marys Mural

  • Philippine Cultural Day : A Town Feast

  • The Front Steps

  • When We Were Kids

Stay tuned for further updates about these 7 exciting projects currently underway!


tamaniks said...

Its great to note that Penrith City Council through its Magnetic Places Program has continued its effort to reach out and provide spaces for people to contribute in building a cultural landscape in the community that make the residents feel they belong and appreciated. More power to the people behind this project.

Neighbourhood Renewal Program said...

Tamaniks thank you for your wonderful feedback.

We are extremely excited about the inspiring creativity generating in local communities. We encourage more feedback and lively conversation on this website about these great projects created by artists and local residents working collaboratively together!!!