Regional Cultural Fund

Entertainment for Fusion Multicultural Street Festival, Wagga. Photo Museum of the Riverina

Image: Entertainment for Fusion Multicultural Street Festival, Wagga. Photo Museum of the Riverina

The  Regional Cultural Fund has been established by the NSW Government to ensure regional NSW receives its fair share of arts and cultural infrastructure and the associated recreational and educational benefits.

The Fund will invest $100 million over four years to drive growth in arts, screen, cultural and heritage infrastructure for the social, cultural and economic benefit of communities in regional NSW. Up to $25 million available in the first round of funding.

Expressions of interest open: Monday 17 July 2017
Expressions of interest close: Midnight (AEST), Monday 4 September 2017

The Regional Cultural Fund will support investment in new and upgraded arts and cultural infrastructure, to support the provision of operational funding and to address the significant disparity in the quality and quantity of arts and cultural resources between regional and metropolitan areas.

There are four categories of funding:

  • Small scale regional cultural infrastructure (under $60,000)
  • Medium scale regional cultural infrastructure ($60,000 to $1 million)
  • Large scale regional cultural infrastructure (over $1 million)
  • Operational Grants.

More information:

For further information to support your application, please read the following:

Important dates:

Expressions of interest open: 17 July 2017
Expressions of interest close: 
4 September 2017
Successful projects notified:
23 October 2017
Final business cases due:
15 January 2018
5 February 2018

How do I apply?

To apply for funding, you will need to complete and submit an application form on the Create NSW online application system by midnight, Monday 4 September 2017.

We’re currently running training sessions. These sessions run every Thursday and will be repeated every Monday throughout the EOI period. For more information and to register for a session click here.

For Step Two of the assessment process, additional training will be communicated at a later stage.

Stay updated:

Weekly updates will be posted on this website throughout the EOI period to keep you up to date on the fund, training and offering helpful hints. Updates are listed below:

Weekly Update #1

Weekly Update #2

Weekly Update #3

Follow Create NSW on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest information on the Regional Cultural Fund.

The information on this page is a guide only. Before you apply, please read the guidelines, factsheets and FAQs provided on this page.

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