Regional Arts Fund supports 18 new projects across NSW in 202006.11.2019
The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund (RAF) will provide $389,921.00 to support 18 new projects in regional, rural and remote New South Wales in 2020.
The RANSW CEO, Elizabeth Rogers, commented, ‘The amazing projects that have made it through a very competitive funding round clearly demonstrate that the arts are thriving in regional NSW. These creative projects have brought together a range of partners to imagine innovative artistic responses to museum collections, science and astronomy, agriculture, water, mental health and the Deaf community. It is encouraging to see a number of successful Aboriginal projects and projects engaging young people. There are also a number of projects planning to enhance skills and leadership for regional artists.’
Examples of projects funded include:
- South West Youth Community Radio Station – South West Arts Inc
This project provides a supported environment that puts young people at the centre of learning, decision making and leadership. At its core is the establishment of the ﬁrst (National) Youth Community Radio Station in Deniliquin New South Wales. This project will provide young people with practical skills and the capacity and knowledge to self-manage not only the radio enterprise, but to support their creative career pathways.
- Auslan Creative – Arts Northern Rivers Inc
Arts Northern Rivers will work with the Northern Rivers Deaf community and multi-artform partners to deliver a creative development program aimed at exploring models for collaboration and practice development between artists of mixed abilities. The project will culminate in a full-day forum that will interrogate the outcomes of the creative development program and further explore collaboration models for working towards a large scale Auslan event to take place in Lismore in 2021. The forum will include creative development participants, creative leaders and emerging leaders from the Deaf community.
- ARAA Connect – Aboriginal Regional Arts Alliance (NSW)
ARAA Connect will increase employment and economic opportunities for Aboriginal artists in Regional and Remote New South Wales by building the capacity and creativity of Aboriginal communities through a series of professional and creative workshops delivered by Aboriginal people, for Aboriginal people, with a focus on building sustainable economic, social, emotional and cultural development outcomes.
Paul Fletcher, Federal Minister for the Arts, also made his own announcement of the successful applicants from across the country – Read Here