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Nearly 50 arts and cultural organisations, screen practitioners, individual artists and collaborative groups impacted by recent floods will have access to $500,000 in funding.

The NSW Government has announced an increase in its ‘Recovery Grants for NSW Creatives’ financial support for arts and culture to meet the demand of those in need in flood-affected communities.

Lismore Regional Gallery and Quad with rising floodwater, 30 March 2022. Photo David Lowe.

Minister for the Arts Ben Franklin said the funding would ensure artists affected by the flooding were supported as they rebuild their businesses and their lives.

‘The Recovery Grants for NSW Creatives will support 49 artists, individuals and groups in the arts and cultural sector who have been directly impacted by floods, and gives them the certainty they need to come back strongly and confidently,’ Mr Franklin said.

‘We know people are hurting as a result of the flooding and extreme weather events, which is why we’ve upped our support from $200,000 for the Recovery Grants to $500,000 for direct support for creatives in affected NSW communities.’

The Recovery Grants for NSW Creatives program is designed to provide targeted support to individuals, groups and organisations in the small-to-medium arts and cultural sector in flood and/or extreme weather-affected NSW communities. A full list of recipients is availablehere.

For further information on arts, screen and cultural funding, including targeted support opportunities, visit the Create NSW website atwww.create.nsw.gov.au


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