Local council arts and cultural program receive funding boost

Credit: Jackie Okott, Do You See Us?, 2020, photograph, audio. Installation view, Something to Say exhibition. Image courtesy Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. Photograph by Tayla Martin.

Communities in 21 local councils across NSW are set to be inspired with exciting, ambitious, and innovative creative programs made possible through 2022/2023 Local Government Authorities (LGA) Arts and Cultural Projects Funding.

More than $2.3 million will support the NSW arts and cultural sector in delivering exceptional experiences for locals and visitors.

The latest round of funding will support the creation of 21 additional arts and cultural programs in 2022/23, driving economic benefits for communities, and providing entertainment that audiences want.

This year has seen a real focus on First Nations arts and culture. Local councils from across Sydney, Western Sydney and regional NSW are putting their best foot forward to deliver unique and diverse experiences.

It’s anticipated these programs will be experienced by nearly 750,000 people, and involve over 3,305 artists, leading to more upskilling and career development opportunities for emerging and professional artists and arts and cultural workers.

Local Government Authorities have been funded for programs focusing on excellence in arts and cultural outcomes for the communities of NSW. The full list of the 2022/23 recipients is available here.

For further information on arts, screen, and cultural funding, including targeted support opportunities, visit the Create NSW website at www.create.nsw.gov.au

Image: Credit: Jackie Okott, Do You See Us?, 2020, photograph, audio. Installation view, Something to Say exhibition. Image courtesy Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. Photograph by Tayla Martin.
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Published: 31 May 2022