Create NSW in partnership with Southern Tablelands Arts has announced applications for the Country Arts Support Program (CASP) 2021 are now open for regional NSW not for profit organisations and local collectives.
Funding is available to support community arts and cultural development.
Grants of up to $3,000 are available for projects that allow regional communities to explore and express their cultural identities. Reinforcing that Regional NSW is an engine-room of creativity.
"CASP directly injects thousands of dollars into the local economy," said executive director of Southern Tablelands Arts, Rose Marin.
"And it makes possible a rich scope of activities including workshops, artist-in-residence programs, public art and design projects, seminars and exhibitions."
The program is designed to assist locally-determined, regional NSW community arts and cultural activities that will lead to greater awareness and appreciation of cultural expression and diversity and increase the sustainability of regionally-based community arts organisations.
Grants are available primarily for professional artists' fees, travel and accommodation.
"Create NSW is committed to funding artistic development in our state's regions and showcasing NSW's diverse history and contemporary life through cultural expression," said Create NSW executive director Chris Keely.
"The program will support arts and cultural activities across the State and allow regional communities to explore and express their cultural identities through local arts projects, reinforcing that NSW is the engine-room of creativity."
Applications for the Country Arts Support Program 2021 close 5pm Tuesday, September 29 for projects to commence on January 1, 2021.
Contact details and more information about CASP are at the STA website. www.southerntablenadsarts.com.au .
For more information contact Southern Tablelands Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org