Communities across regional NSW will enjoy an even wider range of enriching and entertaining experiences, thanks to $540,000 in funding through the NSW Government’s Regionals Arts Touring program.
Minister for the Arts Ben Franklin said the funding will support artists to present world-class, popular shows, engaging thousands of people across NSW, making the arts more accessible and providing an economic boost for local industries.
“The NSW Government is proud to invest in quality productions, exhibitions and programs touring the State, making it possible for around 40,000 people in regional areas to connect with a diverse range of exceptional arts and cultural experiences,” Mr Franklin said.
“By supporting the touring ambitions of these talented artists, we will enhance access to arts and culture for regional audiences while generating a boost to local economies through increased employment and entertainment opportunities.”
Saltwater Freshwater Arts (SWFW) Alliance General Manager Rick Gonsalves said the funding will mean the SWFW Arts 2023 exhibition can once again tour throughout the Mid North Coast in addition to Sydney.
“This funding enables SWFW Arts 2023 to reach a broader audience, making it an invaluable platform for Aboriginal artists from the Mid North Coast Region,” Mr Gonsalves said.
With support from the Regional Arts Touring program, seven productions and exhibitions will tour regional NSW:
- Music in the Regions classical music tour
- Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal Corporation 2023 exhibition
- The Australian Haydn Ensemble annual regional touring program
- Omega Ensemble 2023 NSW Regional Tour
- Arts on Tour NSW Ltd 2023 Prima Facie Regional Tour
- Soft Tread Enterprises tour of The Wharf Review: Looking for Albanese
- Ms Diane Smith tour of Wild Thing, a new Australian play by Suzanne Hawley.