Communities across NSW will benefit from new and improved cultural infrastructure thanks to $60 million available through the NSW Government’s Creative Capital program.
Applications for the Creative Capital grants open today (21 September) to address the demand for cultural infrastructure, support the creative economy and improve access for local communities to quality arts venues.
Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the funding will increase investment in projects that reinforce the state’s position as the country’s engine-room of arts and culture.
“Creative Capital demonstrates the NSW Government’s commitment to the development of new and upgraded cultural infrastructure, projects to enable more regional touring, and digitisation projects that support the creative industry and cement NSW’s position as the nation’s arts and cultural leader far into the future,” Mr Harwin said.
“This program will help NSW communities to do and see more of the arts they love. The new Creative Capital program is for the whole state and will strengthen cultural tourism and local economies across the state by supporting NSW’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings.”
“The NSW Government is investing in arts and culture programs and upgrading and developing fit-for-purpose cultural facilities like museums, theatres, performance spaces, galleries and Aboriginal Keeping Places right across the state. It’s a significant investment that will bring terrific benefits to both artists and audiences alike.”
The Creative Capital fund will be delivered by the NSW Government through Create NSW over two years, across two categories:
Minor Works and Equipment Projects for grants from $5,000 up to $250,000
Medium to Large Projects for grants from $250,000 up to $5,000,000.
Media release courtesy of the NSW Goverment
Photo: Gresford School of Arts Hall, Gresford.