2012 Parkestone Grants Announced
The recipients of the Parkestone Association 2012 grants for community projects are the Adelaide Gay & Lesbian Qwire and the Feast Festival Queer Memory Map Project.
In announcing the grants, Parkestone Public Officer Ian Purcell AM said, “The Gay & Lesbian Qwire is one of our long-running community groups whose packed performance at Feast last year was one of the highlights of the Festival. The Parkestone trustees are pleased to be able to assist the Qwire with the purchase of their own public address system which will negate the need to hire equipment for their concerts. Look out for the Qwire at the ACSA Elders’ Big Day Out celebration on Saturday 13th October at the Fullarton Park Community Centre. It’s a free event and everyone is invited.
“The Queer Memory Map Project is an exciting new development of last year’s highly successful Cultural Memory event at the Feast Festival. It involves the creation of a large grid map of Adelaide instillation at the Feast Hub onto which people will be able to paste coloured squares with their recollections of past community activities, events, organisations and venues. Parkestone will provide funds for the establishment of a new website for this project.”
“The Parkestone trustees would like to thank the many applicants for their submissions. All the community projects proposed were worthy and deserving of funding assistance. Unfortunately the Parkestone funds are limited,” Purcell said.