Over$388K to fund six priority services for NSW arts and cultural sector

Six peak arts organisations will share in over $388,000 funding to deliver professional development and capacity building projects over the next three years through Create NSW’s Service Needs Strategic Fund.

The successful recipients will use the funding to deliver projects that will build skills-based programs to directly benefit NSW’s creative community.

A total of $388,354 will be delivered through the 2020/21 round and the successful organisations are:

  • Australian Theatre for Young People ($59,000 total) to ensure that youth arts representatives from across the country can attend the Youth Arts Sector National Connections Summit in 2022.
  • Dance Makers Collective Incorporated ($59,412 total over three years) for Make It Happen, a skills development program for freelance creative practitioners delivered in partnership with councils across Western Sydney.
  • Diversity Arts Australia ($75,000 total) to deliver Culture Change, a capacity building program to support organisations in their diversity, equity and inclusion objectives.
  • Studio A Limited ($40,000 total) for Rights Animated, to address the critical gap in legal rights information accessible to artists with intellectual disability or literacy challenges through graphic animations.
  • The Cad Factory ($124,942 total over 2 years) for the CASE Incubator, to employ mid-career artists to undertake mentorships, create online resources and deliver public programs in NSW to explore socially engaged practices.
  • WestWords Ltd ($30,000 total) for the Western Sydney Academy of Writers, a career development program for emerging writers from Western Sydney, remote and regional NSW to provide mentorship to create work and provide participants with networking and pitch opportunities to improve career pathways.

There will be two further rounds open annually for organisations to apply under the Service Needs Strategic Fund, and details will be available on the Create NSW website in the next few months.

More information on the Service Needs Strategic Fund recipients is available here and you can watch the Create NSW webinar where the successful recipients discuss how they will use the funding to deliver projects that will build skills-based programs to directly benefit NSW’s creative community.

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Published: 24 August 2021