CALLING all artists – funding is available for high-quality arts and cultural projects that work in strategic partnerships with other organisations to stimulate a strong, diverse arts environment in the region.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is urging local art organisations to think about potential partnerships and apply for the Regional Partnerships round of arts funding grants, open until 20 June 2016 under the State Government’s 2016/17 Arts and Cultural Development Program.
“Our region is home to some extraordinary arts organisations and individual artistic talent,” Mr Marshall said.
“Money for the arts is always in tight supply, so I hope our local artists can find ways to seize this opportunity and keep delivering the exceptional quality of arts and culture that we enjoy in the region.”
Funding is available to support strategic partnerships across the arts and cultural sectors, including partnerships with local government authorities or other public, private or community organisations.
Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said examples of collaborative partnerships could include regional organisations working with metropolitan-based theatre companies to tailor local programs, or regional galleries partnering with local health services so patients can participate while recovering.
“This support is providing opportunities for more people to experience arts and culture and is in line with our Government’s Create in NSW policy framework that focuses on access, strength and excellence,” Mr Grant said.
Applications are invited from organisations, partnerships and groups in regional NSW for new projects or significant development of current projects.
Grants of up to $150,000 over two years are available for projects which begin after 1 January 2017 and are completed by 31 December 2018.
Further information and application forms are available at www.arts.nsw.gov.au