In 2014, the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre celebrated the Grand Opening of the new expansion, including the opening of the brand new 242 seat The Cube theatre. BREC Management is excited to announce a Community Access Grant for 2015 to enable community organisations to present their locally produced work in our professional new venue.
Expressions of interest are being sought from local groups who are available to perform in The Cube before July 1, 2015. The grant offered is to offset the cost of hiring the venue and is available for any not-for-profit arts organisation.
2014 grant recipient Naked Villainy Theatre's production of MORT was the first community production in The Cube theatre and was a huge success.
"Local theatres work on small budgets and a lot of ingenuity. Without the help from the grant, I could not have used this space" Sharon Kennedy, Artistic Director for Naked Villainy Theatre stated. "The enthusiasm with which the committee has embraced the project has also been inspiring".
Any genre or style of performance will be considered - including dramatic or musical productions, dance or music concerts, and digital or media productions. The new theatre has 242 retractable seats making the space extremely flexible, allowing all productions to be be considered. This could include cabaret-style "dinner and a show" performances and any other configurations that can be imagined by our local talent.
The Community Access Grant will see successful applicants gain access to spaces to develop and rehearse their work, technical assistance for the production and marketing support for promotion of the performance. A panel will assess the applications based on the merit and community outcomes of each project. The Community Access Grant is supported by BREC Partners Bunbury Port Authority, GWN7 and Radio West.
Applications close Friday 23 January, 5pm, 2015.