Backing Clunes Booktown

Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier Colin Brooks today confirmed on-going financial support for Clunes Booktown as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s support for Victoria’s independent arts organisations.

Mr Brooks visited Creative Clunes headquarters today to announce the Labor Government will provide Clunes Booktown with $240,000 funding over the next four years.

Regional festivals and Indigenous arts companies are among those receiving increased support in the 2017-2020 round of Creative Victoria’s Organisations Investment Program – which received a boost this year as part of the Government’s Creative State strategy.

The funding is part of a $113 million, four year program to help with the operating costs of small, medium and large arts organisations.

Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, Colin Brooks

“We’re backing 90 of the state’s small, medium and independent arts organisations, like Creative Clunes.”

“This $240,000 will allow the team at Creative Clunes to continue to grow and develop the highly successful Booktown weekend.”

“Congratulations to Creative Clunes. I look forward to the continued success of Booktown for the benefit of the Clunes community and thousands of avid readers across Western Victoria.”

Quotes attributable to the Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford

“Clunes Booktown draws thousands of people each year and we are delighted to be able to support this wealth of culture in our region.”

“This funding is another example of the Andrews Labor Government investing in all aspects of regional Victoria.”