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.

Applications for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the Regional Cultural Fund are now closed.

EOIs closed Midnight (AEST), Monday 4 September 2017.

Next Steps

You will be notified whether your application has been shortlisted after 23 October, and may be asked to provide further information by 15 January 2018.

For Step Two of the assessment process, additional training will commence at a later stage. Updates on this will be provided shortly.

Background Information

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:

Watch this video:

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
Announcement:
5 February 2018

 

Stay updated:

Weekly updates were 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

Weekly Update #4

Weekly Update #5

Weekly Update #6

The information on this page is a guide only. 

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