RSL digs deep for D’Alliance cash
The Currumbin RSL has pledged to sponsor next years D’Alliance festival, giving $50,000 of its Community Benefit fund to the fringe-inspired event.
Creative director of D’Alliance, Kylie Mitchell-Smith said the ongoing support from the RSL has enabled her to engage local and established artist for next year’s show, which promotes cultural and social development.
“For an organisation like the RSL to give this amount of money to the arts is amazing,” she said.
“You don’t see this level of support for the arts around here very often.”
“The Gold Coast has a lot of artists and musicians, and D’Alliance provides a platform for these performers to work in their industry.
“The festival is a way for the community to connect and interact with some of the Gold Coast’s best performers.”
The new funding will go specifically to engage established artist Essence Projectile, along with local Currumbin gypsy-inspired band A French Butler Called Smith, who will be closing next years show.
Currumbin RSL Marketing Manager Laura Versace said the club is very excited about the festival, which seeks to support and encourage local artists. “The event has an important role to play in the community,” she said.
“After the success of last year’s festival, we saw there were a real need and a real want for this type of event”
“The arts on the Gold Coast tend to get put by the wayside, so funding D’Alliance is a way to bring the community together to support local and emerging talent.”
2009s festival recorded over 5000 people and with the support from the RSL, Ms Versace hopes to build on the success of each year
Currumbin RSL will host the ticketed evening show which transforms Currumbin Creek’s pathway into an unearthly world of intrigue and delight.
Next years’s event will incorporate a contemporary indigenous theme.
D’Alliance will happen again on May 29 2010. For further information visit www.currumbinrsl.com.