Over $7 Million to Rebuild Flood Damaged Arts and Cultural Infrastructure

More than $7.2 million in grants has been made available for 32 projects aimed at rebuilding flood damaged arts, culture and recreation infrastructure assets in five Local Government Areas impacted by floods in February last year.

The Arts and Culture Priority Needs Grants Program, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and NSW Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements, offers funding between $5,000 and $500,000 as part of the broader Community Local Infrastructure Recovery Package (CLIRP).

Projects will be rolled out across Byron Shire Council, Lismore City Council, the Tweed, Richmond Valley and the Hawkesbury.

They include flood damage assessments, recovery planning, the repair and rebuilding of assets as well as critical works to ensure arts and cultural activities are safe to continue.

View the list of successful CLIRP Priority Needs projects

Information about the second stage of CLIRP grant funding for Arts and Culture Assets is available here: Arts and Culture Essential Community Asset Program (ECAP)

Image: Michael Donnelly My Fathers Garden, mixed media, 2020. Image credit: Mia Zapata.