Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Create NSW Arts and Cultural Programs Funding

Sprung Dance Comapny

The NSW Government is investing $9.37 million in the state’s arts and cultural sector through Round 1 of Create NSW’s 2021/22 Arts and Cultural Funding Program – with some wins for the Central West.

198 recipients will share in $9,371,594 million in funding that will deliver record arts and cultural activity across NSW, contributing to the state’s broader economic recovery.

NSW audiences, artists and creatives are set to benefit from the funding announced today, including 44 per cent going to projects in regional NSW and Western Sydney.

The investment in 198 programs will create jobs for 17,000 arts and culture workers, boosting the state’s economic rebound, and will encourage audiences back to our arts and cultural spaces. It is anticipated that over 10 million audience goers will be entertained by the programming this funding will make possible.

A full list of Round 1 recipients is available here.


Create NSW Arts & Cultural Funding Program – 2021/22 Round 1 Outcomes – NSW CENTRAL WEST 

Cementa Incorporated, 2022 Cementa Inc Annual Program ($139,000)
Cementa will celebrate its experimental art-making, creative community practice and unique
partnerships with a festival relaunch in 2022. The festival, delivered in Kandos, builds on an
annual program of residencies, exhibitions, and special projects as the major expression of a
vibrant culture bridging the regional/urban divide.

The Corridor Project Ltd, the CORRIDOR project – 2022 Arts and Cultural Organisations
Funding ($80,000)
The CORRIDOR project program will support regional encounters that aim to
collaborate, learn, and explore with artists, scientists, community, and travellers.
Multi-artform practice will be delivered as residencies, professional development,
cross cultural and First Nation perspectives, events, exhibitions, and public programs
produced on Wiradjuri Country.

JAM Orange Inc, Orange Winter Jazz Festival 10-12, 2022 ($48,000)
The inaugural Orange Winter Jazz Festival in 2022 will showcase NSW’s premier jazz
musicians alongside musicians from the NSW Central West, providing high-quality music
performances for regional audiences and employment for professional NSW-based artists.

Orange Chamber Music Festival Inc, Orange Chamber Music Festival 2022 ($30,000)
Orange Chamber Music Festival is the new major annual chamber music event of the Central
West. Launched in 2021, the Festival will return in 2022 with four days of performances and
shows, showcasing domestic and local talent in a variety of venues across Orange, engaging
local audiences and visitors.

Luke Sciberras, Luke Sciberras, Luke Sciberras – Monograph ($58,920)
Luke Sciberras – monograph (working title) will chronicle 25 years of his art
practice and influences. The book is being published to coincide with his first indepth survey exhibition, to be presented at Campbelltown Arts Centre (C-A-C)
and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) in June 2022

Along with some touring programs, one of the other projects that will benefit our region include:

Aboriginal Regional Arts Alliance (NSW) Aboriginal Corporation, Here, Now and Always
Here, Now and Always will establish a virtual NSW Regional Aboriginal Art Platform/Market
accessible globally, creating opportunities for regional Aboriginal artists, giving worldwide
exposure to advance their careers and bring people into their world to connect, learn and
sell works.

Image: Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre, Zac Mifsud in O, How I Dreamt of Things Impossible. Image: Kate Holmes.