NSW Government unveils 2016/17 Arts and Cultural Program

Rosie Deacon, Fun foam fantastical-fabulous fun! Installation view, 2014-15. Firstdraft. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Rosie Deacon, Fun foam fantastical-fabulous fun! Installation view, 2014-15. Firstdraft. Photo: Zan Wimberley

Artists and arts and cultural organisations across NSW are invited to apply for a wide array of funding opportunities under the NSW Government’s 2016/17 Arts and Cultural Development Program.

The program will support visual arts, museums, literature, theatre, dance, music, regional touring, capital works and professional development for artists across the state.

Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant said the program is also a major part of the Create in NSW 10-year framework, which aims to raise state-wide participation and attendance in arts and culture, particularly in the priority areas of Western Sydney and regional NSW.

“I’m proud to launch application guidelines for our Arts and Cultural Development Program, which will play a key role in promoting excellence and diversity across our state’s dynamic creative industries,” Mr Grant said.

“As I have travelled around the state, I have seen first-hand how the program is supporting a range of quality arts and cultural experiences for artists and audiences alike.

“No matter where artists and audiences live in NSW, we’re committed to ensuring they have opportunities to participate in arts and culture that promotes wellbeing and boosts local economies,” Mr Grant said.

Arts NSW will conduct a briefing roadshow across the state to promote the program and provide further detail around the funding opportunities available.

Applications will run progressively until September and are currently open for the NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship, Performing Arts Touring and Artists Support program.

Find out more about the Arts and Cultural Development Program Guidelines.

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Published: 7 April 2016