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Ministerial Statement The Arts in the Northern Territory Hon. Shane L. Stone Minister for Arts 31 August 1994



Ministerial Statement The Arts in the Northern Territory Hon. Shane L. Stone Minister for Arts 31 August 1994

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Territory artists have a unique contribution to make to our growing national and international role and the 22% increase in funding announced by Government in the 1993/4 budget and maintained for this current financial year was warmly welcomed by both the arts and the broader community. The Arts Budget has been increased by 182% from $1.1 million in 1988/89 to $3.1 million in 1994/95. In addition, money available to the arts grants program has more than doubled over the last four years. I seek leave to table a graph which depicts the increase in the arts grants program since 1987/88. (Please note: Graph at the back of the speech). During 1993/94 the Office of the Arts and Cultural Affairs processed a total of 209 grant applications with a dollar value of $4 318 100. The total value of grants approved for 1993/4 was $3 022 400. Funding to major arts service and production organisations totalled $2 107 600, with the balance of $914 800 allocated to special projects and skills development programs. 3

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