Regional Cultural Fund

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. Image courtesy of Lake Macquarie City Art Council

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. Image courtesy of Lake Macquarie City Art Council.

The Regional Cultural Fund (RCF) was established by the NSW Government to support the development of cultural infrastructure (including digitisation) in regional NSW that delivers recreational and educational benefits through diverse cultural projects, boosting community participation and cultural tourism.

The Regional Cultural Fund aims to strengthen regional arts, screen, culture and heritage, and revitalise local communities through strategic investment.

Over two rounds, $100 million was shared across 136 projects, ranging from new exhibition and performing arts spaces, refurbishments of libraries, theatres and museums through to small, grass-roots community projects and digitisation schemes.

A funding round was also established to increase digitisation capabilities in regional NSW. Local Councils were invited to apply for funds to become an established best practice digitisation hub, and formally partner with smaller museums in their region.

Applications for the Regional Cultural Fund Digitisation Round opened Monday 14 December and closed Friday 29 January 2021 at 5:00 PM AEDT.

Round One of the Regional Cultural Fund closed on 3 April 2018 and Round Two closed on Friday 21 September 2018.

See full list of projects funded through Round One and Round Two of the Regional Cultural Fund.

See full list of completed projects.

Download the Regional Cultural Fund Round One Guidelines.

Download the Regional Cultural Fund Round Two Guidelines.

If you have questions about the Regional Cultural Fund contact Create Infrastructure between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday on (02) 8289 6575 or email regional@create.nsw.gov.au.

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Image: Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. Image courtesy of Lake Macquarie City Art Council.
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