$9.37 million to support NSW arts and culture programs
The NSW Government is investing $9.37 million in the State’s arts and cultural sector through Round 1 of Create NSW’s 2021/22 Arts and Cultural Funding Program.
Minister for the Arts Don Harwin announced 198 recipients will share in $9,371,594 million in funding that will deliver record arts and cultural activity across NSW, contributing to the State’s broader economic recovery.
“NSW audiences, artists and creatives are set to benefit from the funding announced today, including 44 per cent going to projects in regional NSW and Western Sydney,” Mr Harwin said.
“We’re investing in 198 programs which will create jobs for 17,000 arts and culture workers, boosting our State’s economic rebound. NSW is set up for a brilliant 2022.”
“As a one-off COVID-19 initiative, further funds have been sourced to fund every single application recommended by the 10 Artform Advisory Boards. This represents a success rate for project applications of 47% across all Boards, which ensures that artists and creatives across all art forms are well supported as they emerge from the impact of COVID-19.”
“Not only will this boost support jobs and the economy, it will encourage audiences back to our arts and cultural spaces. We anticipate that over 10 million audience goers will be entertained by the programming this funding will make possible.”
In the 2021/22 Budget, the NSW Government committed an additional $6 million per year to the Arts and Cultural Funding Program – the biggest uplift in more than 20 years. This includes a permanent 10% increase in investment for projects and programs through the competitive assessment rounds.
A full list of Round 1 recipients is available here.
For further information on arts, screen and cultural funding, including targeted support opportunities, visit Create NSW.