Create NSW Arts and Cultural Funding Program

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Who got what in the Central West in Round 1 of the new 2019/20 Arts and Cultural Funding Program.

This round of has delivered nearly $7.2 million in funding state-wide across Annual Organisation, Project and Creative Koori Projects categories.

Ten newly formed Artform Boards assessed the first round of annual and project funding.

Annual Organisation applications were up 71% on the previous year, and a 20% uplift on the amount of Annual Organisation funding compared with 2018/19.

Arts and Cultural Funding Program Round 1 2019/20 snapshot:

  • Annual Organisation funding of $4,803,935 (up 20% on 2018/19) will support 65 recipients across 27 regional, 24 metro Sydney and 14 Western Sydney-based organisations.
  • 30% of annually funded applicants are new with 55% of these from regional NSW and Western Sydney.
  • Project funding of $2,119,587 will support 69 diverse activities including 25 regional and 10 Western Sydney-based projects.
  • Creative Koori Projects funding will support 7 major Aboriginal arts and cultural projects from organisations across regional NSW and Western Sydney.

A full list of Round 1 recipients is available here.

Round 2 of Create NSW’s Annual OrganisationProject and Creative Koori Projects funding opens 3 February 2020 and closes 2 March 2020, with guidelines available here.

Central West recipients in round 1

Multi-year organisation funding is yet to be announced.

Museums recipients (from a total of 9 recipients)

Orange City Council Continuing the Orange Blayney Cabonne Sustainable Collections Program ($80,000)

The newly formed Orange City Council Community Museum and Heritage Unit will continue to deliver the award-winning Sustainable Collections Program through working with community museums across the region. Programs will include the development of an Aboriginal Heritage Trail and Bushranger Trail and a project to document rural vernacular sheds.

Orange City Council 2020 Annual Program Funding for Orange Regional Museum ($60,000) 

Orange Regional Museum’s program will facilitate meaningful cultural experiences for audiences. Orange Regional Museum will engage and encourage visitors to develop new and deeper perspectives on the culture and history of the Orange region, and beyond through innovative exhibitions and education programs, developed in partnership with the community.

Visual Arts recipients (from a total of 30 recipients)

Cowra Shire Council Cowra Regional Art Gallery 2020 Annual Program Funding ($23,000)

During 2020 the Cowra Regional Art Gallery annual program will offer a diverse range of innovative touring exhibitions, in-house curated projects, education initiatives for young people and quality cultural activities. The program will also include audience development and cultural tourism opportunities and professional development support for local artists.

Next dates

Project, Creative Koori Projects and Annual Organisation funding dates

Round two: opens 3 February 2020 and closes 2 March 2020.

Multi-Year funding dates – Local Government Authorities (LGA) Arts & Cultural Programs

Applications close: Thursday 5 March 2020.

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Image: Orange Regional Museum. Photo: arts OutWest.

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