credit to blanchett for sydney theatre\'s $16m windfall
The national budget allocated $244. 1 million --a rise of $16. 1m --
This is the prime minister\'s responsibility for art.
A large part of this is for infrastructure projects in cultural institutions.
9 M, used to maintain STC home at Pier 4/5 Walsh Bay, Sydney Harbour, and to install elevators for older customers.
The ensemble project for the actors, the pet project for blancet and company Art director Andrew Upton, will also last until 2013.
The project, which started in 2006, has been supporting some spectacular works such as the Sydney rose war this year.
This led to the formation of the actor Company, including prominent figures such as John Gardon, Pamela Rabbe and Blanchett himself.
The group was dissolved earlier this year and now the orchestra is called \"residents\", including young and emerging artists such as Cameron Goodall and Zindzi Okenya.
It also employs others in directing, stage design, lighting and writing.
STC will get $2 when funds expire next year.
The project lasts for three years.
\"We are very happy,\" STC General Manager Rob Brookman said yesterday . \".
\"The original grant was-
This has been going on for more than five years until 2010, and the government can see the results.
\"The National Library is another major beneficiary of $3.
Air conditioning upgrade 4 m, $1.
5 M continue to upgrade technology.