$100 MILLION FOR A REGIONAL ARTS AND CULTURE RENAISSANCE

Monday, 17 July 2017

LOCAL State MP Adam Marshall is urging the region’s artists, performers, cultural organisations and councils to apply for a share of the NSW Government’s new $100 million Regional Cultural Fund for infrastructure and arts projects to deliver long-term cultural benefits to communities across the Northern Tablelands.

Mr Marshall said applications were now open for the almost $25 million first round of the fund, which will support the building of new artistic and cultural spaces such as galleries, theatres, libraries, museums and community halls, as well as the upgrading or repurposing of existing arts, screen, culture or heritage infrastructure.

“This new fund provides a great opportunity to enhance our region’s already impressive arts and cultural facilities,” Mr Marshall said.

“Funding can be secured to upgrade our existing museums, halls and galleries or to expand them or even build branch new buildings and creative spaces.”

“Galleries and museums will also be able to apply for operational funding to support the delivery of services, providing distinct experiences to visitors and promoting increased participation in creative and cultural activities.”

Mr Marshall is encouraging applicants to call his office or drop him an email so that he can discuss the development of proposals that can be considered for Regional Cultural Fund support.

“Our region has long been home to producers of diverse arts and culture across a wide variety of disciplines including visual arts, performing arts, Indigenous arts, dance, music, exhibitions, publishing, film, television, radio and heritage works,” Mr Marshall said.

Expressions of interest for the Regional Cultural Fund open for the next month. Successful applicants will be invited to provide additional information. For further information, including guidelines for applicants, visit www.create.nsw.gov.au

The $100 million Regional Cultural Fund is part of the Deputy Premier’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund to improve economic outcomes as well as local amenities and standard of living across rural and regional NSW communities

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