Ministerial Statement The Arts in the Northern Territory Hon. Shane L. Stone Minister for Arts 31 August 1994
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8 Sadly, it would appear that southern interests with different objectives from the local elders have prevailed and despite approaches to 3 Federal Arts Ministers to reconsider their position, no assistance has been forthcoming from the federal arts funding body. The Opposition could do worse than to use any influence they have in Canberra to pursue this issue. Thirty skill development grants, totalling $49 800, enabled 39 individual artists to undertake activities, such as specialist training, record original music or attend arts related seminars and conferences. Many other new initiatives across all art forms have been supported throughout the Territory over the last twelve months building upon those initiatives dating from 1990. Projects have ranged from assisting an Aboriginal Cultural Festival, to funding for a youth street performing troupe, to assistance for an emerging contemporary art space in Alice Springs.
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