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Innovative funding upgrades arts venues

NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin announced that cultural infrastructure across Newcastle, Wollongong and Metropolitan and Western Sydney will receive a $350,000 boost.

The Creative Capital Fund will go to 14 venues and is designed to support smaller-scale capital infrastructure across arts, screen and cultural venues.

Matched funding of up to $60,000 is available to improve venues, repair and conserve collections or to purchase new equipment to improve the usability of arts and cultural facilities.

Mr Harwin said, “From new kilns in Newcastle to the creation of purpose-built performance and storage spaces in St George and Penrith, I am delighted with the variety of needs this fund caters for.

“Each of our recipients provides a valuable arts offering and service within their local community and it is very important that we support these.

“These changes will boost capacity and public engagement across our creative hubs and bring benefits for employment, regeneration and tourism.

“I am really happy that we are in a position to be able to fund programs such as these that give support to organisations large and small.”

Source: NSW Government

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