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NSW the recipient of 4 Festival Australia grants!

The Festivals Australia grant recipients for 2019 have been announced and NSW has proudly secured four of those highly contested grants.

Festivals Australia funds high-quality arts projects that invite community participation and audience engagement. Projects can include but are not limited to a parade, performance, workshop, installation or exhibition.

The aim is to give community members living in regional or remote Australia the chance to participate in or attend an arts experience at a festival, or a significant one-off community celebration.

The end goal of these grants is to encourage community participation at regional and remote festivals, grow audiences across regional Australia, and support partnerships and collaboration.

Congratulations to the following NSW Festivals and we look forward to seeing their showcase during the year.


Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool is a site-responsive, participatory theatre performance that will be presented in Kandos’ public, outdoor pool. The work celebrates and investigates Australia’s relationship to the suburban pool.

Goulburn Mulwaree Library

Mighty Playwrights will engage local primary school students with local authors in weekly mentoring sessions to develop short plays to be performed by Goulburn’s Lieder Theatre Company.

Goulburn Reader Writer Festival

Tyalgum Music Festival

Directed by Triple Grammy-Award winner Timothy Munro, this Roving Opera is based on Australian composer Alice Chance’s Comfort Music—designed to bring communities together and find sonic meeting points.

Gulargambone Community Enterprises Co-operative (Auspiced by two eight two eight Inc.)

Paint by Numbers is a mural project to involve the community and visitors. The mural will be painted on a corrugated iron fence measuring 40m at the western entrance to the town.


To find out more about Festivals Australia, head to their website.


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