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Funding available for local arts and cultural facilities

Media Release

ARTS organisations and local councils across the Northern Tablelands are being encouraged to apply for funding of up to $60,000 for capital works projects that improve local arts and cultural facilities, local MP Adam Marshall said today.

“Applications are open until Friday 2 October for the State Government’s Regional Capital funding, which boosts opportunities for rural and regional communities to engage with arts and culture,” he said.

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“Matched funding up to $60,000 can be used for a range of initiatives including improvements to facilities and venues, new equipment for arts and cultural purposes and preserving museum collections.

“Regional Capital funding is provided through the government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program, which will provide $51 million in support for artists and arts organisations this financial year.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant, said the NSW Government was proud to support the State’s thriving regional arts and cultural sector.

“Arts and cultural facilities are the lifeblood of many regional communities, providing opportunities for people to engage with a range of art forms and experience local history,” Mr Grant said.

“Regional NSW is a priority under the Government’s new Create in NSW 10-year policy framework that guides strategy, investment and partnerships to grow a thriving, globally connected arts and cultural sector.”

Applications for 2016 Regional Capital funding are open until Friday, 2 October.

For more information, including details on how to apply, visit www.arts.nsw.gov.au or email [email protected]