Ministerial Statement The Arts in the Northern Territory Hon. Shane L. Stone Minister for Arts 31 August 1994
Tabled Paper 105
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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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