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RAF Project Recipients Announced

The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund (RAF) will provide $408,395 to support 18 new projects in regional, rural and remote New South Wales in 2021.
The RANSW CEO, Elizabeth Rogers, commented:


“Once again, the calibre of these projects supported by the Regional Arts Fund in NSW showcases the creativity of our regional arts organisations from across the state, with exciting projects from Lismore to Bourke and Narrandera to Bega Valley. It’s wonderful to see a number of new applicants supported in this round and the interesting work that has been developed in response to the isolation experienced by COVID‑19 restrictions and last summer’s bushfires. The continuing success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applications for this program is to be celebrated.”


Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said that it was positive to see a diverse range of projects across NSW receiving funding.


“Through the Regional Arts Fund we are providing opportunities for communities across regional NSW to share their stories and connect with one another,” Minister Fletcher said.


“We recognise the challenges regional and remote communities have faced throughout 2020, and we are committed to supporting the work of artists and organisations, especially as they are recovering from the impacts of COVID-19 and last summer’s bushfires.


“We are supporting these organisations and individuals to develop important works and performances and engage with their local communities, which in turn provides long-term cultural, economic and social benefits.”


Examples of projects funded include:





A full list of successful Regional Arts Fund applications can be found here.


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.



For more information about the Regional Arts Fund contact Lexie Reeves, Manager, Grants & Projects, Regional Arts NSW at or (02) 9270 2502.
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