Wednesday, 20 July 2016
ORGANISATIONS across the Northern Tablelands are being urged to apply for up to $60,000 in funding for projects that improve local arts and cultural facilities, local State MPAdam Marshall said today.
Mr Marshall said the NSW Government’s Regional Capital funding program matched funding for equipment for arts and cultural purposes or construction and renovation of these facilities.
“Our local arts and culture scene is a huge asset to our community so it’s critical that we do what we can to foster and grow it,” he said.
“This funding helps to do exactly that by matching funding that local organisations are investing to improve facilities – whether it is the purchase of new auditorium seating, exhibition lighting, the repair and conservation of collections or the digitalisation of collections.
“High quality venues and facilities in our communities encourage wider participation in arts and cultural activities and I encourage local organisations to submit applications for funding.”
Country NSW is a priority area under the government’s new Create in NSW 10-year policy framework that guides strategy, investment and partnerships to grow a thriving, globally connected arts and cultural sector.
Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the NSW Government was proud to support the State’s thriving rural arts and cultural sector.
“Arts and cultural facilities, such as local galleries, museums and theatres, are important places where people gather to share and experience art and culture as well as chronicle and celebrate local history,” Mr Grant said.
Applications for Regional Capital funding, for projects commencing after 1 January 2017, are open until Monday, 5 September 2016.