Create NSW announces new guidelines for multi-year arts funding30.10.2019
Create NSW has launched changes to multi-year arts funding, which focus on supporting the needs of small to medium independent arts organisations.
The funding is the NSW Government’s longer term support for arts organisations providing recipients with financial stability, while enabling them to leverage support from philanthropy, corporate sponsorship and other Government funding.
In making the announcement, Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said it’s been important to look at how the Government can better support the needs of independent arts organisations.
“We’ve adjusted multi-year funding to make it simpler for a wider range of independent arts and cultural organisations to apply, while aligning with Federal funding timelines to reduce cost and paperwork for the sector,” Mr Harwin said.
“With these refreshed guidelines we can support new ideas, practices and artforms from independent organisations, with programs that are relevant to the sector and flexible enough to respond to their needs.”
Key changes to multi-year funding guidelines include:
- Applicants do not need to have received prior funding from Create NSW to apply for funding
- Tiered funding reporting requirements means that organisations can apply for funding that best suits their capacity and size
- Alignment with Federal funding periods (2 + 2 years) – meaning less administration and reporting for supported applicants
Create NSW is also developing guidelines with a focus on better supporting a wider range of Western Sydney and regional NSW areas as well as undertaking a review of support for professional development services.
Expressions of Interest for multi-year funding for Independent Arts and Cultural Organisations are now open and close 5pm AEST 25 November 2019. To find out more about the EOI and apply, visit the Create NSW website.