New Creative Koori Fund Announcement

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN: Create NSW announces a new Creative Koori fund boosting Aboriginal arts and culture with up to $75,000 per project!

Create NSW has announced a new fund that will offer individuals and organisations up to $75,000 towards projects and employment that support a vibrant Aboriginal arts and cultural sector in NSW.

The Creative Koori Aboriginal Strategic Program has been set up to support projects that increase employment opportunities for Aboriginal people at all stages of their artistic practice, build the capacity and sustainability of NSW Aboriginal arts and cultural organisations and activity, and increase the professional and skills development opportunities for Aboriginal artists and arts and cultural workers in the State.

Create NSW Acting CEO Grainne Brunsdon commented, “Finding new opportunities to allow Aboriginal arts and culture to thrive is a key priority for the NSW Government and Creative Koori is a targeted initiative that will help us in shaping a more diverse cultural landscape across the State. Whether it’s the incorporation of Aboriginal culture as part of a festival, performance or exhibition, or the direct employment and engagement of Aboriginal people in key creative roles, we’re keen to hear about proposals that can support either one of these factors, or a mixture of both.  Applications are now open and our team is on hand to discuss proposals and walk applicants through each step of the process,” she said.

Applications are now open and close midnight Monday 16 April 2018.

To apply, please read the full ACDP eligibility guidelines and criteria online at: https://www.create.nsw.gov.au/funding-and-support/types-of-funding/creative-koori-aboriginal-strategic-program/

For Creative Koori, priority will be given to teams including Aboriginal people and Aboriginal-led organisations. 

Create NSW is committed to supporting increased participation in the industry of people from underrepresented groups including women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disability, LGBTQI people, people from Western Sydney and people from regional NSW. 

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