To support independent artists and small to medium arts, screen and cultural organisations impacted by COVID-19, Create NSW has introduced a number of measures. This includes new support for creatives to engage with online platforms, and a suite of initiatives that provide employment and development opportunities, and audience engagement and skill-sharing for arts, screen and cultural organisations and individuals across NSW.
Key elements of the COVID-19 measures announced include:
Creative Koori Digital Initiative
Supporting NSW First Nation’s arts and cultural organisations to create, develop, and present creative practice and programming online and through virtual means.
NSW Aboriginal arts and cultural organisations can apply for between $500 and $10,000 for projects resulting in digital programming outcomes and digital and online skills development.
Read more about the Creative Koori Digital Initiative Grant Guidelines
Supporting NSW arts and cultural organisations to create, develop and present creative practice and programming online and through virtual means.
Organisations can apply for between $500 and $10,000 towards a project resulting in digital programming outcomes and digital and online skills development.
Read more about the Digitise Initiative Grant Guidelines
Health and Wellbeing Initiative
Supporting NSW arts and cultural organisations to work with communities and artists to create, develop and present programming that deliver mental health and wellbeing outcomes.
Individuals and Organisations can apply for between $500 and $10,000 for projects and programs.
Read more about the Health and Wellbeing Initiative Grant Guidelines
Regenerate Regional Event Initiative
Supporting organisations to commission the development of arts and cultural events featuring local artists with a particular focus on music and performance. It is only open to arts and cultural organisations based in regional NSW. Regional organisations in areas affected by the recent bushfires are encouraged to apply.
Regional organisations can apply for up to $10,000 to support an event for the community to take place after public health orders relating to social distancing and travel restrictions have been lifted.
Read more about the Regenerate Regional Event Initiative Guidelines
Small Project Grants
This quick response grant mechanism offers grants from $500 to $5,000 towards projects. Create NSW’s Small Project Grants have been redefined to address the current situation of social distancing and the cancellation of non-essential travel.
Read more about the Small Project Grants Guidelines
Screen NSW Slate Development Fund
NSW production companies and producers can apply for a maximum of $100,000 to develop a slate of three or more projects for TV Drama, Factual, Features and Online.
Read more about the Screen Slate Development Fund
Create Connects – webinar series
Create NSW is producing a range of webinars designed to demystify digital platforms for performances, exhibitions and event presentations, explain digital meeting and information platforms, and help organisations with options to diversify your business and develop new tools to grow during in this challenging new environment.
Council has a range of opportunities for artists and creative practitioners that arise throughout the year, from public art projects (including murals) to performance callouts to professional development opportunities.
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