Coonabarabran Arts Council has been successful in a grant application to further upgrade facilities at the Flix Theatre Hall.
Representatives from the Arts Council were on hand to accept the $3750 cheque from Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, in Coonabarabran on Monday, 20 November.
The grant was obtained through the third round of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities
Arts Council president, Laura Hartley, said the group was happy to hear they had been successful in receiving funding.
“We will be replacing the old auditorium carpet with commercial quality carpet tiles, sanding and staining the existing raw timber stage floor, and sanding and painting the front of stage,” Mrs Hartley said.
“This work will complement recent refurbishment of kitchen, seating, storage for yoga and craft, projection area, lighting and sound amenities – work which was made possible by a combination of fund- raising and grants.”
The Flix Theatre Hall is a multi-purpose space managed by volunteers for a range of community interest groups within the Arts Council.
Its intimate size and location makes it the preferred venue for a range of activities including film screenings, yoga, drama productions, and spinning and weaving.
A passionate advocate of the Stronger Communities Program, Mr Coulton said he was overwhelmed by the community response he received for all three rounds of the funding project.
“For a long time I felt there was a need for greater support for incorporated not-for-profit and local government organisations to help build and maintain small infrastructure projects that would benefit our local communities,” Mr Coulton said.
“Each interest group will benefit from a safe and appropriately appointed space and the community as a whole will benefit from more access to vibrant activities.”
Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, presented Coonabarabran Arts Council representatives Cynthia Freeman and Laura Hartley, with a cheque for $3750.