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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 13 Hansard (Wednesday, 1 December 2021) . . Page.. 3964 ..

across the three funding rounds over the last two years. This represents a direct financial investment of over $1.3 million to ACT artists and creatives.

Some successful applicants who were receiving HOMEFRONT grants in this round include musician Angus McAndrew, who will receive $8,000 to record, mix, master and produce a video for new songs by local act Neko Pink; performer Shawnah Cady, who will receive $7,865 for video equipment and mentorship for their A Daddy and a Diva show; and Paul Bissett who will receive $9,693 to work with a script consultant and produce to write a new draft of a screenplay for a horror feature film.

MS ORR: Minister, what support is the Government providing artists through the $5,000 to $50,000 Arts Activities funding round?

MS CHEYNE: I thank Ms Orr for the question. Arts Activities funding is available to ACT-based artists at all stages of their careers, and to organisations providing the Canberra community with opportunities to engage in the arts. The initiative supports artists, groups and arts organisations to undertake a broad range of activities, including art-form based projects, mentorships, residencies, professional or skills development and opportunities for the community to actively engage in the arts. Arts activities for the $5,000 to $50,000 funding round is open twice a year and provides funding to Canberra based artists and arts groups for one-off projects. A total of 14 artists will receive funding through this latest round, and that totals over $360,000.

Some examples of arts activities recipients include Sputnik Sweetheart, who will receive over $13,000 to produce their new EP, Something More; Crossroads Movement, who will receive over $22,000 to develop their artistic practice and a new dance work titled Sashay Café, and ArtSound FM, who will receive over $11,000 to pilot a media training course to support visual arts organisations in the ACT. I congratulate recipients of the most recent funding round, and look forward to seeing and hearing the work our wonderful Canberra artists will produce.

Mr Barr: Madam Speaker, I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.

Planning—Gungahlin cinema

MR PETTERSSON (Yerrabi) (3.03): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) the ACT Government recognised the need for expanded entertainment options in Gungahlin by selecting the site on the corner of Efkarpidis Street and Hinder Street for a cinema development in 2012;

(b) a competitive tender process was undertaken in 2013 and the site was released to the purchaser;

(c) following a range of delays on the part of the successful tenderer, the project was given approval in 2017, however, construction was further delayed due to legal action between two competing cinema operators;

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