Commitment to Supporting the Broome Arts
The Broome Community Stallholders Association (BCSA) has demonstrated ongoing commitment to the support of art in Broome through its major sponsorship of the 2018 Shinju Matsuri Art Awards to be held in Broome on 27 August. BCSA will represent sponsorship of six of the seven prize categories amounting to $6000 from BCSA.
BCSA Chairperson Mr Liam Wadge said the Broome Community Stallholders Association had a long history of supporting the Broome arts industry. “When the Courthouse Markets first began in 1984 all profits were donated to the Broome Community Arts Centre on Robinson Street. Many of the artists who enter the Shinju Matsuri Art Awards exhibit and sell their work at the Broome Markets. Our sponsorship of the Shinju Art Awards is made in support of the diverse and incredibly talented artistic community that Broome is so renowned for.”
Shinju Matsuri President, Mr Chris Maher said the Shinju Board was delighted to have secured the Broome Community Stallholders Association as sponsors for the Shinju Art Awards category prizes. “Many artists in Broome use the markets as a pathway to developing their careers so this is a natural fit. Alongside the Shire of Broome as the major sponsor of the acquisitive prize, the Broome Community Stallholders Association now has a significant role in the development of art in Broome.”
About the Broome Community Stallholders Association: BCSA is a not-for-profit association which operates the flagship Broome Courthouse Markets. In recent years, and with support from the Shire of Broome, BCSA operate the Staircase to the Moon Markets and Thursday Night Markets at Town Beach throughout the Dry season in Broome. BCSA is governed by a volunteer committee comprising of member stallholders. All profits generated from the markets are donated to community groups in Broome. The Courthouse Markets are a major attraction that enhance the tourist experience of Broome as well as providing a significant economic opportunity for local and visiting stallholders.