Arts and Cultural Heritage
The Trustees believe that the Arts should be available to all Australians. A community with a thriving arts and cultural life instills community pride and supports social cohesion. The benefits of artistic and cultural engagement are far-reaching and long-lived, and brings new life to depressed regions and towns. Grants provided by the John T Reid Charitable Trusts are often enabling access to those who would otherwise be unable to attend arts related activities. This may be because of financial constraints or geographic isolation. Other areas of focus within this sector involves encouraging appreciation of the arts and community education. The preservation and understanding of Australia’s cultural heritage is also the focus of many projects funded.