Funding opportunities for Regional Arts and Culture Facilities  

Regional organisations are invited to apply for matched funding up to $60,000 for capital works projects that improve local arts and cultural facilities.

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant announced today that applications are now open for the NSW Government’s Regional Capital funding, which boosts opportunities for regional communities across NSW to engage with arts and culture.

“The NSW Government is proud to support our 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.

“This funding is another example of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s commitment to dedicate support to regional NSW to develop local arts scenes and ensure people can experience cultural activities no matter where they live,” Mr Grant said.

Mr Grant said 12 regional communities shared in more than $355,000 in the 2015 round of Regional Capital funding.

Projects funded on a dollar-for-dollar basis included a new energy efficient LED lighting system for Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, professional audio-visual equipment for The Art House at Wyong Shire Performing Arts Centre, and two exhibition showcases, an iPad interactive bench and exhibition lighting for the Berrima District Historical and Family History Society.

The funding 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.

Applications for 2016 Regional Capital funding are open until Friday 2 October. For more information including details on how to apply, read the Arts and Cultural Development Program Guidelines or email

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Published: 14 August 2015