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Touring grants to increase access for audiences across regional NSW

Published: 18 March 2021
Released by: Minister of State

The NSW Government is inviting artists and presenting organisations to apply to its Regional Arts Touring round, which will provide audiences living in regional NSW with increased access to a diverse range of artistic and cultural experiences from across the state. 

The Regional Arts Touring round will build the viability of NSW arts and cultural organisations by developing new markets and audiences, while also encouraging and promoting regional and local support for arts and culture. 

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the NSW Government is committed to providing a diverse and vibrant range of artistic programming to regional audiences.

“No matter where artists and audiences live, the NSW Government is committed to creating opportunities to participate in arts and culture. 

“We know the arts enriches our lives and increasing access to these experiences will promote wellbeing and boost local economies at a time when they most need support.

“Our great state has the most exciting local productions, talent, imagination and skill, and we want to encourage audiences in regional NSW to enjoy these high calibre cultural experiences which reflect our rich and diverse history, culture and identity, and build our economy through enjoyment and participation,” said Mr Harwin.

Funding is available for tours of all artforms, including performing arts, music, visual arts, literature, history, museums and multi-arts and will provide better access to audiences, empowering the regional arts. 

Applications for the Regional Arts Touring funding open Thursday 18 March and close 5pm AEST Monday 19 April 2021. For more information including details on how to apply, visit Create NSW.

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