$600K for art in the regions

Published: 27 Sep 2016

Five regional arts partnerships across regional NSW are set to be boosted by an extra $600,000 in 2015.

Funding for regional partnerships is part of Arts NSW’s Arts and Cultural Development Program. Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the NSW Government are providing the funding to support projects that directly benefit artists living and working in regional NSW.

“The projects we are funding have a strong sense of social and cultural history that will be relevant and interesting to people living in the local community”, Minister Grant said.

“The Government recognises the benefits that working in partnership can bring; by working together, arts organisations can collaborate on projects that provide a net benefit for all involved”.

The 5 recipients of Arts NSW Regional Partnerships funding will include:

  • Arts Northern Rivers Incorporated will receive $150,000 to partner with regional galleries, museums, historical societies and libraries in the Northern Rivers.
  • Orana Arts Incorporated will receive $145,500 to partner with Blacktown Arts Centre and Casula Powerhouse, creating opportunities for regional emerging Aboriginal artists working in a contemporary context.
  • Wagga Wagga City Council will receive $150,000 for the Museum of the Riverina to partner with the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Museums & Galleries NSW, Oral History NSW, an award-winning local filmmaker, regional cultural consultants and ten community museums across Eastern and Western Riverina.
  • RealArtWorks Incorporated will receive $75,000 for Nothing Is Useless, a partnership with Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery, Eastern Riverina Arts Board, and Tralala Blip.
  • Arts North West Incorporated will receive $79,500 for Heading West, a two-year partnership with Arts Northern Rivers and Accessible Arts NSW focusing on developing the arts and disability sector in North Western NSW.

“This funding offers increased access to professional development opportunities for artists in regional communities and builds the capacity of these organisations to establish networks that will help them thrive,” Mr Grant said.

For more information on the Arts and Cultural Development Program visit the Arts NSW website at www.arts.nsw.gov.au

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