Second round of new arts & culture funding recipients announced

30 years of sixty five thousand, Rika Hamaguchi and Tyrel Dulvarie, Bangarra Dance Theatre. Photo by Daniel Boud
30 years of sixty five thousand, Rika Hamaguchi and Tyrel Dulvarie, Bangarra Dance Theatre. Photo by Daniel Boud

The second round of the 2019/20 Arts and Cultural Funding Program delivers over $2.7 million in funding across Projects, Annual Organisation and Creative Koori categories.

The 10 Artform Boards, comprised of industry leaders from both small and large arts and cultural organisations, once again assessed the open round of annual and project funding.

Create NSW Executive Director, Chris Keely said “It’s fantastic to see funding opportunities offered to a wider range of artforms and disciplines from small to medium sized arts and cultural organisations and also professional artists and arts and cultural workers, each representing the diversity of NSW.

“By removing barriers to entry and producing an open and flexible approach to guidelines, we’ve been able to ensure over 200 recipients across the two funding rounds can continue to execute their projects in 2020 as we begin to rebuild our creative industries during this unprecedented time.

“The inclusive range of exciting projects across a broad scope of disciplines ensures artistic development, knowledge and joy is shared with all communities.”

Arts and Cultural Funding Program Round 2 2019/20 snapshot:

  • Creative Koori funding will support 7 Aboriginal Arts and Cultural organisations, individuals and projects from regional NSW and Greater Sydney through more than $330,000 in funding.
  • Over $1.9 million in funding will support 61 recipients in Round Two across 10 artforms and creative sectors in the development of new projects.

In total, over $10 million in funding in 2019/20 through the two rounds has been awarded across the Projects, Annual Organisations and Creative Koori categories, of which 39% went to regional NSW and 18% to Western Sydney.

A full list of Round 2 recipients is available here

This funding is in addition to the NSW Government’s recently announced $50 million Rescue and Restart package and $6.34 million support for arts and cultural organisations impacted by COVID-19. For more information on these funding programs, visit


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