MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has today announced $420,000 in State Government funding over the next three years for the Glen Innes-based arts and cultural organisation, Arts North West.
Mr Marshall met with staff from Arts North West last Friday and said the funding would enable to group to continue providing innovative arts and cultural experiences across the region for the next three years.
“This is a terrific outcome for the community and I was pleased to catch up with some of the team in Glen Innes on Friday to congratulate them on their success,” Mr Marshall said
“By partnering with local councils and connecting with individual artists, arts organisations, communities and audiences, Arts North West supports a diverse range of arts and cultural activities tailored to the specific needs of our region.
“Our regional community is renowned for artistic passion and talent and this funding ensures Arts North West provides a wide range of opportunities for people to engage with arts and culture.”
Mr Marshall said the government was committed to supporting artists and organisations which make such a valuable creative contributions to their local communities.
“Supporting arts in regional NSW is a key part of our Government’s new Create in NSW framework which guides investment and partnerships to grow a thriving arts and cultural sector for the people of NSW,” he said.
Arts North West Regional Arts Development Officer Caroline Downer said she was delighted to receive the news of the State Government’s three-year funding commitment.
“Regional arts and cultural development is a key partnership between State and local government,” Ms Downer said.
“We are pleased that the State Government sees the value of arts and culture in regional NSW and assists in the delivery of arts and creative industries programs and services.
“Arts North West is keen to continue to facilitate projects and initiatives across the entire region. Connecting people and creativity builds strong and vital communities.”
Almost $6 million will be provided to the State’s 14 Regional Arts Boards over the next three years from the NSW Government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program.