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May 15, 2015 1:31 EST

FUNPARK JULY 2015: An exciting site based contemporary arts initiative developed in collaboration with the Mt Druitt community

iCrowdNewswire - May 15, 2015

FUNPARK JULY 2015

By Karen Therese

The story of the project

FUNPARK.
Site. Community. Revolution.

Come on an adventure to Mt Druitt.

FUNPARK is an exciting site based contemporary arts initiative developed in collaboration with the Mt Druitt community.

In light of recent events FUNPARK is working to reaffirm the pride and potential of this great community. Sydney and broader Western Sydney audiences are welcome to attend. If you didn’t catch FUNPARK in 2014 this is your chance to come and see what all the excitement is about!

FUNPARK specifically targets young people who live in Mt Druitt. The project actively involves participants in creative dialogue around the social, civic and imagined spaces of Mt Druitt. Through a program involving community engagement and skills sharing, the FUNPARK initiative will transform the small suburb of Bidwill in Mt Druitt into a funpark on Sunday, July 19.

On Sunday, July 19, FUNPARK will be back in Bidwill for a celebration of the community and people. FUNPARK will present original works from 2014; Cuppa tea with Therese, The Occult of Bidwill, presentations of video work ‘The Underpass’ and a screening of the acclaimed performance work; ‘Mt Druitt Press Conference’, presented by the Social Revolutionaries.

+ performances and presentations by Bunny Hoopstar, the DMC crew and Province.

FUNPARK is back with artists: 9Lives, Bunny Hoopstar, Province, Darrin Baker and The Social Revolutionaries.

See you at FUNPARK, your attendance and support will help reaffirm the positive lives of young people in Western Sydney.

How the funds will be used

We need your help to get FUNPARK re-ignited in July.

Money raised will be spent on producing the event, supporting community development programs, artists costs, and production costs.

Specifically, money is required for:
– Skills Development Workshops
– Performances
– Production Costs (lights, PA system, generator)
– Artist fees + production management fees

Some of my other work

FUNPARK was first presented in 2014 as part of the Sydney Festival. Over 25 artists, 300 community members, and 9 community and human rights organizations  all joined together to create FUNPARK. Over 2,000 people came to Mt Druitt to experience FUNPARK over the 3 days – from all over the city.

‘FUNPARK called ‘show of the Sydney Festival’. ‘FUNPARK can only get better. Bidwill and Mt Druitt are full of great communities, great adults, young people and beautiful children. Thanks to all involved in FUNPARK. It can only get better, so roll on 2015’. Dave Vincent, Local Resident of Bidwill as featured in Mt Druitt Standard.

See more of the FUNPARK story at www.getfunparked.wordpress.com or via facebook.

 

Project Team

Contact Information:

Karen Therese

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