$3.9 Million to support the arts economy - Art Collector

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The New South Wales government will invest $3.9 million in 70 arts and culture organisations.

Deputy Premier and Arts Minister Troy Grant says the New South Wales government recognises artistic excellence can come from anywhere: “I am pleased the 70 programs we are investing in represent the many diverse communities right across New South Wales … the selected programs are a strong spread across the performing arts, visual arts, literature and museum disciplines, and offer terrific opportunities for the community to experience great talent.” He also acknowledged the significant contribution this investment will make to the arts economy.

Grant says that there was a high standard of applications received from across the sector, with 70 successful organisations, including three service organisations that support and help to develop the arts and cultural sector in New South Wales. “Part of the brilliance of this 2015 annual program funding round is the exciting projects it unearths across the State.”

Programs funded for 2015 include:

Outback Theatre for Young People ($100,000) to support creative development partnership with five museums and two schools in Hay.

Sydney Chamber Opera ($10,000) to support multiple performances of two contemporary chamber operas, one of which is a new Australian work, as part of Carriageworks’ program at 2015 Sydney Festival. The performances will be devised and undertaken by young artists who make up the next generation of musical and theatrical talent in New South Wales.

Wagga Wagga Writers Writers Inc ($46,500) to support literary performances, workshops and intensive one-on-one mentorships; monthly workshops in creative writing and the annual publication of the literary journal, fourW.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative Ltd, Balmain ($50,000) to support six exhibitions in 2015, including the Mardi Gras Show, Burri Jerome solo exhibition, Eora TAFE show, Aboriginal women’s show, Euraba Paper Artists, and a members’ show.

Larissa Bricis


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