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Announced at Artstate | $674K Boost Brings Regional Tours to Over 50 NSW Locations

2 Nov 2018 /

Sixteen professional theatre, music and dance organisations, exhibitions and literature events have been selected to share in over $674,000 Regional Arts Touring funding, announced today by Arts Minister Don Harwin.
 
“This $674,938 in NSW Government support will result in more than 90 performances and events across over 50 NSW locations, bringing a diverse range of leading arts and cultural companies and institutions to the regions, playing across a variety of venues – big and small,” Mr Harwin said.
 
“I am delighted about the variety of arts and cultural experiences heading to regional NSW in the next year. Amongst others, audiences will hear from celebrated international musicians, witness live competitive poetry, as well as experiencing more contemporary genres like hip-hop storytelling.
 
“Touring is an expensive business, but this funding helps to share the cost and ensure that regional areas receive exposure to some of our most acclaimed artists and companies.
 
“As well as sharing arts and cultural excellence to boost the offering across the regions, this funding also brings valuable employment opportunities, both for artists and for locals working across the participating venues.”
 
Regional Arts Touring funding supports projects that provide access to arts and cultural audiences living in regional NSW. Funding is available for tours of all art forms, including performing arts, music, visual arts, literature, history, museums and multi-arts.
 
This year the Create NSW funding has been allocated through one round to ensure that NSW audiences do not miss out on state-wide tours planned by NSW companies receiving other Federal Government program funding.
 
For further information on arts, screen and cultural funding, including targeted support opportunities, visit www.create.nsw.gov.au or email arts.funding@create.nsw.gov.au