Avoca Community Arts and Gardens

The Avoca Community Arts and Gardens Inc has received a $5,000 grant to provide a hub for local artists and community members, through the Domino’s Give for Good small grants program with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).

The Avoca Arts and Gardens precinct is on the site of the historic Avoca Railway Station and contains an art gallery and community plant nursery. The precinct assists in generating income for the local community by hosting arts shows, music nights, special exhibitions, art classes, art makers markets’ and an annual Weekend Festival of Art.

The Avoca Community Arts and Gardens President Hugh Forster said the group was thrilled to receive the grant from Domino’s Give for Good to provide a hub for the community.

“The grant assisted with the establishment and maintenance of our plant nursery and surrounding paving and also allowed us to put in a full gallery-standard hanging system to display artist’s artwork on the walls of the building both securely and effectively,” Hugh said.

“The establishment of this community arts and gardens hub significantly impacts our regional community and we are really excited about providing opportunities for our creative locals.”

Domino’s Director of Giving John Harney said supporting the local community by providing opportunities for leadership and entrepreneurship was a perfect alignment with the Domino’s Give for Good values.

“At Domino’s, we are keen to support organisations that help provide the local community with facilities and outlets for creativity, leadership and entrepreneurship,” John said.

“We hope that by supporting this program we are assisting the community in generating revenue through the establishment of a hub for local artists, creatives and community members.”

Domino’s Give for Good small grants program launched in 2016 through the FRRR with 20 not-for-profit organisations and community groups sharing in just under $90,000.

 

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Sophie Cuffe