CASP 2019 Projects Announced

CASP 2019 Projects Announced

Arts and culture in regional NSW will continue to shine with an outstanding line-up of new creative projects fast-approaching thanks to over $259,000 in funding from the NSW Government.

Through this funding, creative organisations from across regional and rural NSW will play host to range of short-term, locally initiated community productions, programs, performances and workshops.

Among the 83 projects selected, three selected from the Northern Rivers include Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre who will use the funds to bring world-renowned clown tutor Giovanni Fusetti to work with eight regional clown/theatre tutors and up to 12 people with disability; Byron Youth Theatre who will present Under Your Thumb an original production and workshops at schools in local communities; and the Lismore African Festival that will be held on Africa Day incorporating both indoor and outdoor performances at the Lismore City Hall.

The annual Country Arts Support Program (CASP) funding aims to drive creative and vibrant state-wide arts projects that engage diverse audiences and promote an innovative NSW arts and cultural sector. Increasing access and participation in arts and cultural experiences will help drive economic benefits across the regions and also enables positive social impacts too, including greater awareness, appreciation and expression of our cultural diversity.

The Country Arts Support Program fund is a devolved grants program administered each year by Regional Arts NSW on behalf of Create NSW.

Grants of up to $5,000 are available primarily for professional artists’ fees, travel and accommodation, with applications assessed by 14 regionally-based panels coordinated by the local Regional Arts Boards.

For more information or discuss a project for 2020 contact us or 66214433