Clarence Valley Arts chair Kye McPherson is buoyed by the $125,000 grant the Carr Government has commit- ted to starting a yout
Clarence Valley Arts chair Kye McPherson is buoyed by the $125,000 grant the Carr Government has commit- ted to starting a yout

Youth magazine almost a reality

By ADRIAN MILLER

amiller@dailyexaminer.com.au

A MAGAZINE run by and designed for the youth of the Clarence Valley has received a major funding boost from the Carr Government.

Put together by Clarence Valley Arts and supported by the New School of Arts and The Daily Examiner, the magazine will receive around $125,000 in funding over four years.

Clarence Valley Arts chair Kye McPherson said the magazine, which is yet to be named, would be run by the youth for the youth of the Valley.

"We want it to be entirely run by the youth and it's going to be paid and volunteering youth doing the magazine," he said.

"One of the things that will happen is once the magazine becomes self-sufficient, then we'll be able to support youth events throughout the year, or sponsoring youth."

He said a major benefit of the magazine would be the networking opportunities it created.

"It will bring together isolated youth from our Valley so they can network with people with similar interests and that would encourage the growth of these interests," he said.

Mr McPherson said anyone with an interest would be encouraged to contribute to the magazine. Daily Examiner editor Peter Ellem has pledged the support of the paper in a mentoring capacity.

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