Create NSW Roadshow to Coonamble & Cobar

Representatives from the NSW Government’s integrated arts and cultural agency Create NSW are visiting the region to promote arts, screen and culture funding intiatives!

Cobar > They will be at the Cobar Shire Council Chambers, 36 Linsley Street, Cobar on Wednesday 18 October with Outback Arts to promote the various funding opportunities and additional support on offer to arts individuals and organisations across the state. Create NSW’s Dan Teudt and Paula Maling will host an open session from 10am to 12pm to discuss how to support the arts, screen and culture sector in the region, share advice and experience and talk about relevant funding opportunities that are available in the area.

Coonamble > The team will also be in Coonamble on Thursday 19 October for ‘Creativity Talks’; an evening networking event for creative minds. It will be held at Coonamble Ceramics Studio from 5 – 7pm with cheese, drinks and live music. All artists, arts workers and community are invited to share their ideas and ask any questions!

Create NSW CEO Michael Brealey comments, “As the new agency for arts, screen and culture across NSW, we want to be visible in the heart of the communities that we are supporting, so that talent in the area knows exactly who to come to for support.

“As well as a multitude of NSW Government funding initiatives offered through the Arts and Cultural Development Program, support for screen development and production, and for screen industry development and for small film festivals, we can also offer a wealth of advice and information that may make a huge difference to the many diverse arts individuals and groups in the region.

“Applying for funding can be a daunting process and isn’t a one size-fits-all model, so we want to be able to show artists exactly who we are, listen to their needs and have relaxed face to face conversations to advise on what the best options are for support.

Create NSW CEO Michael Brealey said the funding opportunities offered through Create NSW are the bedrock funding program for NSW arts and culture. It is a critical component of the NSW Government’s bold vision for arts and culture as reflected in Create in NSW, the Government’s 10-year policy framework.

“The variety of funding opportunities available through this program will help strengthen our small to medium arts and cultural organisations, create opportunities for skills development and unlock the full potential of artists and cultural practitioners. It is central to the continued success of our state’s dynamic arts and culture.”

Mr Brealey said that the program will support projects that focus on excellence, engagement and participation within priority areas including Aboriginal arts and culture, people living and/or working in regional NSW and Western Sydney, people living with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and young people.

The stop is part of a wider roadshow which Create NSW has been undertaking across the state since May to deliver workshops, panel discussions, one-on-one meetings with artists and organisations, arts project ideas clinics, funding information sessions and networking opportunities.

Throughout the roadshow, Create NSW will partner with organisations including Regional Arts NSW, NAVA (National Association for Visual Arts), the Live Music Office, Ausdance NSW, Australia Council, Music NSW, Firstdraft and others to deliver the regional sessions.