21 February, 2023
Warraan Widji Arts project funding
Warren Performing Arts Centre will undertake much needed building refurbishment of the The Warraan Widjjj Arts project, after $250,000 was granted to the cause.
MP Sam Farraway recently joined the
NSW Nationals candidate for Barwon
Annette Turner to announce the funding
of the Creative Capital Program.
President of the Warren Performing
Arts and Language Place, Karlene
Irving, thanked the NSW government for
"We believe that the Warraan Widji
Arts project will play a significant role in
the revival of the Wayilwan language and
the preservation of Wayilwan cultural
heritage,” Ms Irving said.
"We are excited to see the impact that
this project will have on the community
and the future of the performing and creative
arts in Warren and beyond.
"We thank the NSW government for this investment as it is an important step in supporting the growth and development of the arts in regional communities."
Mr Farraway said this Creative
Capital funding will pay dividends for
the community of Warren by delivering a
much-needed facility upgrade.
NSW Liberal and Nationals government
is proud to support the Warren Performing
Arts and Language Place in their
efforts to revitalise the Mechanics Institute
building and create a space for the
Aboriginal youth and community to
share their stories and creativity,” Mr
"This investment of $250,000 is a testament
to our government's commitment
to preserving and promoting the rich cultural
heritage of regional NSW, including
"The restoration and refurbishment of
the building will not only provide a functional
space for the performing and creative
arts, but also serve as a source of
inspiration for the community and future
The Warraan Widji Arts project is one of 82 projects sharing in a total of $11.7 million funding under the second round of minor works and equipment projects. These projects are the latest to receive funding as part of the $72 million Creative Capital initiative launched in 2021.