Create NSW Arts and Cultural Funding Program

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Now open: For NSW individual artists, arts and cultural workers, and organisations for Round 1 of Create NSW’s 2020/2021 Arts and Cultural Funding Program.

This round is for Annual Organisation, Project and Creative Koori Project categories.

Applications close Wednesday 23 September 2020. Visit the Create NSW website to get more information and to apply.

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDELINES AND APPLY HERE

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the NSW Government is committed to further assisting the heavily impacted arts and cultural sector to boost their COVID-19 recovery and encourages creatives to apply.

“Last year we delivered a simplified process that removed barriers to applying for arts and cultural funding, and this year in response to additional feedback from the sector we have further revised the guidelines.”

What’s new

The 2020/2021 Arts and Cultural Funding Program applications will be assessed by 10 restructured Artform Advisory Boards. Members will make funding recommendations to the Minister for the Arts and provide strategic advice on issues facing their artform.

Due to the overwhelming response from applicants last year and in appreciation of the important role that festivals play in our creative environment, the Festivals and Multi-arts Board will be divided into standalone boards. Classical Music, Opera and Choral will be assessed by a dedicated board to better serve practitioners and audiences, and all aspects of theatre have been brought together with a Theatre and Musical Theatre Board due to their similarities in artform approach.

The Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Board will expand its role this year. In addition to assessing its own applications, it will provide advice to other Boards on Aboriginal-focused content where applicants have chosen to be assessed by that specific Artform Board.

In response to your feedback, this year Create NSW have revised the guidelines and application forms to make it easier to navigate with three sets of guidelines – NSW Individuals, Arts & Cultural Organisations, and Creative Koori.

What support is available to me?

Round 1 of Create NSW’s 2020/2021 Arts and Cultural Funding Program is now open for Annual Organisation, Project and Creative Koori Project categories. Applications close Wednesday, 23 September 2020. Visit the Create NSW website for more information, guidelines and to apply.

Create NSW have a range of resources to assist you with your funding application.

Contact a Create NSW staff member if you need any advice between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday AEST.

Become a subscriber to the Create NSW newsletter and follow Create NSW on social Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to learn about our upcoming information sessions on these guidelines, and for information panels with the Artform Advisory Board members.

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