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NSW Government Announces $200K For the Regional Arts Sector

NSW Government has announced a $200,000 funding boost for the regional arts sector. $100,000 will go towards the Regional Arts Australia National Conference that Regional Arts NSW will host in 2016.

The Conference is a biennial event that rotates from state to state showcasing the best of regional arts communities from across the nation. It will be held in Kalgoorlie-Boulder this year, and was last hosted by NSW in 2002.

An additional $70,000 will be shared equally among the State’s 14 Regional Arts Boards to undertake activities that encourage greater participation in the arts in their communities.

Regional Arts Boards work collaboratively with local artists, cultural organisations and a wide range of other supporters to play a leading role in the development of arts and cultural life in their communities.

$30,000 goes to the inaugural winner of the NSW Fellowship for Regional Artists, Narrandera artist, Vic McEwan. The Fellowship will extend over an 18-month period and recognises Mr McEwan’s valuable contribution to the cultural fabric of the Riverina through community arts projects and collaborations with business.