Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Creative Capital Program

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60 NSW cultural infrastructure projects supported through Round 1 of the NSW Government’s Creative Capital program, including some super exciting success for five Central West organisaitons.

60 NSW cultural infrastructure projects supported through Round 1 of Creative Capital

Sixty museums, theatres, performance spaces, galleries and Aboriginal Keeping Places will share in over $6 million as part of Round 1 of Minor Works and Equipment Projects through the NSW Government’s Creative Capital program.

The cultural infrastructure funding will pay dividends for communities across NSW by delivering much needed upgrades and specialised equipment.

A full list of projects funded through the Round 1 of Minor Works and Equipment Projects is available here.

This funding is part of the NSW Government’s $60 million Creative Capital program to address the demand for cultural infrastructure, support the creative economy and improve access for local communities to quality arts venues.

Round 2 of Minor Works and Equipment Projects will open Monday 11 July 2022.

Central West successful applicants:

Bathurst District Historical Society Inc; To replace outdated showcases in the Museum; $34,830
The replacement of showcases will allow enhanced visibility of nationally significant objects for public view.

Bathurst Regional Council; Central Tablelands Collections Facility Digitisation Project; $45,661
This digitisation project will capture and host online images and stories of significant objects in the Bathurst region. The project will see up to 50 objects and their stories publicly available via the Museums and Galleries NSW website Story place platform, currently in development

Blayney Shire Council; Blayney Shire Community Centre Grand Piano Replacement Project; $39,091
The acquisition of a suitable new concert Grand Piano at the Blayney Shire Community Centre will attract touring musicians, ensembles and programs, regional concerts; and deliver educational music programs, support local schools, and enhance audience experiences

Cementa Incorporated; Cementa: The Case for a Base; $89,042
The purchase of WAYOUT Artspace property, on the main street of Kandos, will establish a sustainable foundation and home base for its activity as a leader in the development of arts culture in its regional context. See Alex Wisser’s video announcement here.

Orange Regional Conservatorium Inc; An Iconic Concert Grand Piano to Inspire Regional Cultural Excellence; $250,000
Orange Regional Conservatorium will purchase a new concert piano that will be a centrepiece instrument for the newly proposed 270+ seat state-of-the-art Recital Hall, which includes 40 teaching studios, dedicated rehearsal spaces, an early childhood music room, multipurpose teaching/rehearsing and recording spaces, dedicated instrument storage, administrative areas, professional green room, and backstage facilities.

Seethe full list across the state here

IMAGE: Wayout Artspace Kandos. Photo: Cementa.