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Regional Arts Fund Supports 18 New Projects Across NSW in 2019

The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund (RAF) will provide $402,765.50 to support 18 new projects in regional, rural and remote New South Wales in 2019.
The list of successful projects encompasses a broad spectrum of artforms including performance, literature, music, theatre, dance, screen, digital arts and cross-artform initiatives. This round of the Regional Arts Fund also included the Small Regional Festivals Support stream, which saw three volunteer-run festivals (Byron Harmony Day, Akoostic Festival and the Kari-Lachlan River Arts Festival) awarded funds to employ a part-time arts worker to manage the festival. Communities across the state including Wallabadah, Albury, Wagga Wagga, Wingham, Bermagui, Bathurst, Narrandera will benefit from this funding.
“Regional NSW is a diverse creative landscape, and it is fantastic to see that the Regional Arts Fund continues to attract projects of excellence throughout the state”, Elizabeth Rogers, CEO of Regional Arts NSW said.
“This highly competitive round demonstrates the importance of the Regional Arts Fund to so many NSW communities, and I am particularly looking forward to seeing the Akoostic Festival, Byron Harmony Day and Kari-Lachlan River Arts Festivals build their capacity as sustainable regional events through the support of this year’s Small Regional Festivals Support stream”, she added.
Examples of projects funded include:

The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government program administered by Regional Arts Australia and Regional Arts NSW that supports sustainable, cultural development in regional and remote communities in Australia. The funding is targeted at activities that will have long term cultural, economic and social benefits for individuals and the community through the development of partnerships and cultural networks, by providing artists with professional development and employment opportunities, and by supporting arts and community development.