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Arts funding for Melbourne highlights cultural importance

By Jamil Allouche

Melbourne has a long history of visually-stunning arts and a vibrant culture to keep this alive. Artists and connoisseurs alike can find a slice of whatever they're looking for in the Victorian capital, with a recent funding of $2.7 million from the city to the Triennial Arts Grants Program 2015-17.

Thirty one different arts-based organisations will split the funding, which has been allocated to help further the artistic culture of Melbourne over the next three years. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said arts around the city contributed a lot to its status as a creative hub, with support for this being of significant importance to the region's future. 

"Our renowned reputation as a cultural capital did not happen by accident, it is a result of careful planning, strategy and investment. The arts also have a positive impact on our economy: Victorians spend $5.1 billion annually on cultural activities and 74 per cent of the state's population lives in Melbourne," said Mayor Doyle in a 26 August statement. 

This could be great news for artists and creatives living in property in Brunswick to further create engaging pieces of art for the wider public to enjoy. 

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