The NSW Government has announced $3.4 million in funding for the Regional Arts Network in 2021/22. The RADO network is pivotal in supporting and facilitating outstanding arts and cultural outcomes for communities across regional NSW.
Regional Arts Development Organisations across the state will now receive $200,000 per annum each for 2021/22. This is an increase from $168,000 in core operational funds in 2020/21.
“The additional funding from the State, along with the strong financial and resourcing support that local government provides to the RADOs, will ensure that the Network is well placed for the arts-led tourism recovery that we are all aiming for once the State opens fully.”
Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the increased investment would help to stimulate employment and increase access to arts and culture for audiences in regional NSW.
“The funding is recognition of the important role Regional Arts Development Organisations play in supporting people living and working in regional NSW to access, participate in and contribute to arts and culture.”
More details here: RANSW funding news
Image: Minister for the Arts Don Harwin during the opening speech at Artstate Wagga Wagga in 2020.