NSW arts and culture gets $5 million boost
The NSW Government is investing more than $5 million in the State’s arts and cultural sector through Round 1 of Create NSW’s 2020/21 Arts and Cultural Funding Program.
97 recipients throughout NSW will share in $5.045 million funding to deliver arts and cultural activity, with nearly 60% of funded activity occurring in Western Sydney and Regional NSW.
The funding will support projects that are key to the State’s cultural life and contribute to a thriving and connected arts and cultural sector and is estimated to employ over 6,000 artists and reach more than 1.4 million people across the State.
Arts and cultural organisations and individual artists in regional NSW will benefit from more than $1.7 million in funding as the NSW Government continues to show its commitment to supporting the recovery of local communities.
Round 1 also includes more than $535,000 for projects and programs that are Aboriginal-led or have a significant focus on First Nations content, including support for Sunshine Super Girl – The Evonne Goolagong Story by Andrea James to take the stage at this year’s All-Australian Sydney Festival, and funding for a new public program at the Armidale Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre & Keeping Place.
See the full list of Round 1 recipients.
All applications were assessed against published criteria and ranked in order of merit by the Artform Advisory Boards.
Round 2 of Create NSW’s 2020/21 Creative Koori, Project and Annual Organisation funding will open on 1 February 2021. Find out more about arts, screen and cultural funding, including targeted support opportunities.
Image: Sprung!! Senior Dance Ensemble in O’How I Dreamt of Things Impossible development 2019, NORPA L – R: Kane Shields, Tallula Bourne, Max McAuley, Tara Coughlan, Sinead Skorka Brennan, Zac Mifsud, Alice Bosheinen. Photo by: Kate Holmes Photographer.
Published: 9 December 2020