The Lesbians Incorporated (LInc) community grants scheme has announced its latest round of recipients of grants totaling $19,500. The current round includes $10,000 to performance artist Casey Jenkins for a traveling marquee in which she will perform her piece, The Confines of Gender.
The Australian Lesbian Medical Association received a further $5,000 to complete its online list of doctors recommended by lesbian and bisexual women, known as DocLIST.
Other recipients included the Victorian community radio station Joy 94.9FM which received $1,600 for training and promotion material; Long Breast Press received $1000 towards its Lesbian Anthology project; Independent artist Genevieve Chadwick received $1000 towards promotion for national tour; the long-established Sydney-based support group, Lesbian Open House, received $750 to promote its activities; and The Women’s Library received $750 towards movie projector and sound equipment.
Successful applicants will receive their grants during the LInc AGM to be held on Sunday October 14 at The Women’s Library in Newtown.
LInc administers money raised during the Lesbian Conference and Festival in 1991, and the Lesbian Space Project in 1993.
‘We want women who contributed to these fund raising events in the 1990s to know that their money is in safe hands and being put to good use,” said Treasurer Deb Hayes.