Strategic Funding Sets Five Arts and Culture Organisations up for Success

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Five peak NSW arts organisations will share in almost $400,000 to deliver new projects, training and support to arts and culture workers across NSW.

Service Needs Strategic Funding enables the five successful applicants to upskill, train and fill other critical opportunities in the state’s creative community, helping them to thrive after a challenging period.

The successful organisations sharing in $377,902 are

Performing Lines – NSW Producer Platform (Year 1) & Producer Placements (Year 2), ($74,976 per annum for 2 years)

  • Performing Lines will the lead the delivery of the NSW Producer Platform for eight NSW-based producers from October 2022 – June 2023. In Year 2, four of the participants will be supported to undertake a six-week paid producing associateship at a partner organisation.

Museums and Galleries NSW- Let’s Get Prepared, ($10,000 Year 1 and $70,000 Year 2)

  • Let’s Get Prepared (LGP) is a two-pronged disaster planning approach to support the preservation and recovery of moveable cultural heritage in collecting institutions and individual collections including artists. It uses the recent devasting flooding in the Northern Rivers of NSW as a catalyst for rethinking the scale of disaster.

Flipside Dance Inc – Activate: a skills-development and career-pathways program for Hunter-based emerging artists, ($65,300 Year 1 and $32,650 Year 2)

  • Activate is as a two-year emerging artist program for Hunter-based artists across dance and theatre that incorporates: a skills-development program with established artists, career development workshops (financial, grant-writing and producing), space for art through residencies, networking events and mentoring.

NSW Aboriginal Culture Heritage & Arts Association Inc – ACHAA Peak Body Business Plan and support, ($20,000)

  • Developing a Business Plan is a clearly defined and crucial next step in (Aboriginal Culture Heritage & Arts Association) ACHAA’s development as the independent peak body for NSW Aboriginal community controlled cultural spaces such as cultural centres, knowledge centres, galleries, museums and keeping places.

Studio A Limited – Rights Animated, ($30,000)

  • Studio A Artists Creating Education Leadership: A Pilot Model positions artists with intellectual disability as creative leaders for young people across NSW. The program supports Studio A artists to deliver workshops utilising creative education resources featuring their artwork designed for NSW primary school curriculums. Supported by education consultant Trevor McDonald.

Also receiving funding through this year’s Service Needs Strategic Fund are organisations approved for a second year of funding include WestWords, Dance Makers Collective and The CAD Factory.

The Service Needs Strategic Fund is a commitment of $900,000 over three years and follows recommendations of the NSW Review of Arts and Cultural Service Needs. Details can be found here.