In a letter addressed to Imaginary Leaps, John Day the Western Australian Minister for Planning, Culture & the Arts has praised Rachel Riggs and her recent work in Early Years development and engagement.
I congratulate you on your commitment and energy to encouraging early years’ development with the arts and wish you the best of luck with your endeavours
Rachel has met the minister several times in Perth and each time has sought to emphasise to the minister the importance of creative play as a key to the development of the very young.
Minister Day wrote that the Western Australian Department of the Arts is finalising a Young People and the Arts Action Plan which is designed to support the creativity and engagement of young Western Australians, with the Early Years identified as a specific interest group.
Minister Day described the pilot Imaginary Leaps program at the Art Gallery of Western Australia as ‘successful’.