NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway has announced communities in Barwon will receive $135,000 in funding through Round 2 of the Government’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program.

Local organisations such as the Broken Hill Historical Society Inc were included in 74 successful projects sharing in over $2.7 million as part of the second round of Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program across Project, Annual Organisation and Creative Koori categories, on behalf of the NSW Nationals in Government.

Mr Farraway said that the Barwon electorate welcomed the support through the revised funding program that was designed to deliver a dynamic and diverse range of arts and cultural experiences to communities across NSW, and contribute to the development of vibrant and accessible art and cultural sector.

“I’m delighted to see Opera in the Pilliga supported by the NSW Nationals in Government, which I know is one of many projects reflecting the rich diversity of the State and our region,” Mr Farraway said.

“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 all of these projects come to life.”

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 Nationals in 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.