Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman today announced that the Goulburn electorate will receive $19,500 in funding through Round 2 of the NSW Government’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program.
The CORRIDOR Project Inc. is one of 74 recipients sharing in over $2.7 million as part of the second round of Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program from the NSW Government.
Mrs Tuckerman said that the Goulburn electorate welcomes the support through the revised funding program that is designed to deliver a dynamic and diverse range of arts and cultural experiences to communities across NSW, and contribute to the development of a vibrant and accessible arts and cultural sector.
“I’m delighted to see the CORRIDOR project supported by the NSW Government, which I know is one of many projects reflecting the rich diversity of the State.
“This funding is critical now more than ever during these challenging times, as we work to support and develop our local arts and cultural professionals and rebuild the sector. I look forward to seeing the CORRIDOR project’s CORRIDOR AIR + PD LAB develop.
The CORRIDOR Project, Curator Phoebe Cowdery welcomed the funding.
“Through this funding the CORRIDOR Project will engage a curator for the CORRIDOR AIR + PD-LAB program to support artists through residency, professional development, presentations, and exhibitions.
“Regional communities will have exposure through a curated program of exhibitions, presentations, and educational workshops, collaborating in cross-cultural exchange and artistic expression about people, science and environments.”
“Providing regional and remote communities with the opportunity – to engage in arts and cultural practices and exhibitions produced by professional artists and educators – also supports opportunities for regional artists to participate in multi-artform exhibitions.
“Through utilising the arts to inform practice and educate, this program provides the wider community with the opportunity to engage with cross cultural ideation and learn about traditional and contemporary cultural practices, beliefs, environments, and communities in culturally appropriate and engaging ways,” Ms Cowdery said.
The Arts and Cultural Funding Program provides funding opportunities for small to medium arts and cultural organisations, professional artists and arts and cultural workers across a wide range of artforms and disciplines, through two open rounds for the Project, Annual Organisation and Creative Koori Projects categories.
A full list of Round Two recipients is available at www.create.nsw.gov.au.
For further information about arts and cultural funding, including the NSW Government’s $50 million Rescue and Restart package and additional $6.34 million support for arts and cultural organisations impacted by COVID-19, visit www.create.nsw.gov.au.