18 October 2018

Mayoral Column

Artists of the Hawkesbury will be pleased to know that Create NSW is keen to hear from you about the exciting arts, screen and cultural projects happening in the Hawkesbury and to find out ways that Create NSW can support you.

Many local artists attended the Create NSW roadshow held at the Deerubbin Centre recently to talk about funding opportunities for arts, screen and culture in the Hawkesbury and across NSW. This is such a positive program to support dance, music, regional touring, capital works, visual arts, museums, literature and professional development for artists in the Hawkesbury as well as Western Sydney and throughout NSW.

I am already hearing from local artists who are heartened by the offer of potential financial and in kind support to help make their dreams a reality. This is a great opportunity to encourage further cultural development in the Hawkesbury.

Create NSW has now invited Council to discuss possible funding opportunities from Create NSW and other partners to support a performing arts facility in the Hawkesbury, in acknowledgement of increasing cultural demand in our region. A great example of this increasing demand is the long established Hawkesbury Eisteddfod at Windsor Function Centre that attracts performers from as far afield as Newcastle, the Hills, North and South Western Sydney, and other regions across NSW.

To find out more about Create NSW opportunities, visit www.create.nsw.gov.au

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