Wanted: Big ideas to benefit our culture

ART IDEAS: Dubbo MP Troy Grant is calling for applications for funding of projects which will deliver cultural benefits to the Dubbo electorate. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.
ART IDEAS: Dubbo MP Troy Grant is calling for applications for funding of projects which will deliver cultural benefits to the Dubbo electorate. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.

Artists, performers and organisations are being urged to share big and small ideas for infrastructure and arts projects to deliver long-term cultural benefits to the community in the Dubbo electorate. 

Dubbo MP Troy Grant said on Monday the NSW Government’s $100 million Regional Cultural Fund would support the building of new artistic and cultural spaces such as galleries, theatres, libraries, museums and halls, and the upgrading or repurposing of existing arts, screen, culture or heritage infrastructure.

He said the fund is part of the government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund to improve economic outcomes as well as local amenities and standard of living across regional NSW communities.

 “The Regional Cultural Fund supports arts, screen and cultural organisation proposals for small, medium and large infrastructure projects that will deliver long-term cultural benefits,” Mr Grant said.

“Galleries and museums will also be able to apply for operational funding to support the delivery of services, providing distinct experiences to visitors and promoting increased participation in creative and cultural activities.

“As your local MP, I encourage you to call my office on 6882 3577 or send me an email at dubbo@parliament.nsw.gov.au so that I can discuss the development of proposals that can be considered for Regional Cultural Fund support.”

Expressions of interest for the fund are now open. For more information, including guidelines for applicants, go to www.create.nsw.gov.au.