A total of 81 exceptional individuals, groups and organisations, employing almost 5,000 artists and cultural workers, will create homegrown arts and culture projects and experiences, including music, literature, visual art, dance, theatre and festivals.
NSW artists and organisations submitted a total of 424 applications, making this latest round of funding one of the largest from the sector in both volume and value.
The 45 per cent increase compared to the previous year signals the NSW arts and cultural sector is experiencing a resurgence in confidence to create exceptional art and cultural programs again after the disruption of COVID-19. The highest percentage increase was for Creative Koori First Nations projects, with 55 per cent more projects put forward for consideration.
Mujaay Ganma Foundation Aboriginal Corporation is among the successful recipients, receiving investment of $59,800 for its Julumbawambi project.
Julumbawambi will record five Gumbaynggirr language songs, gather stories from across five generations and develop five performances to be presented at the Bowraville Theatre, together with a series of facilitated workshops.
https://www.nsw.gov.au/departments-and-agencies/create-nsw/news/stories/4m-invested-in-nsw-art-and-culture More than $4 million invested in NSW art and culture