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Regional Cultural Fund

$100 million to strengthen arts and culture in Regional NSW.

Northern Rivers Performing Arts Centre Lismore


The NSW Government’s Regional Cultural Fund supports the development of cultural infrastructure to deliver educational, recreational and tourism benefits to local communities.

The $100 million Regional Cultural Fund has delivered 143 projects to boost community participation and cultural tourism, ranging from major new exhibition and performing arts spaces, refurbishment of libraries, theatres and museums through to small, grass-roots community and digitisation projects.

Visit the Create NSW website for more information.

Regional Cultural Fund project success stories

Lake Macquarie Art Gallery

The Lake Macquarie Art Gallery received funding to revamp the gallery, extend the collection room and make overall a more sustainable operation.
Lake Macquarie art gallery hall showing colourful artworks

Holtermann Gallery

Located in Gulgong, this gallery provides a snapshot to the past through the Holtermann collection of photographs. Funding allowed new technology and lighting to be installed, enhancing the displays.
Holtermann gallery showing touchscreen with old photographs

Shear Outback

The Shearer's Hall of Fame - Shear Outback is located in Hay and received funding which allowed the museum to install solar panels, helping to reduce running costs.
Two sheep with little girls looking at them at the Shear Outback museum

Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre

This gallery represents over 40 regional artists and received funding for solar panels, water tanks and air conditioning to preserve their fragile collection of artworks.
Yarrawarra aboriginal art gallery
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