Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest today urged arts and culture organisations in Tweed to get applications in to secure their share of a new $47 million round of funding as part of the NSW Government’s Regional Cultural Fund (RCF).

Mr Provest said applications from Council, as well as arts, screen and culture organisations are being invited from 1 July, and will close on 21 September 2018.

“This is a fund which has the potential to totally transform the arts and culture scene not only in Tweed but across the entirety of regional NSW,” Mr Provest said.

Arts Minister Don Harwin said the fund was established to ensure regional NSW received its fair share of arts and cultural infrastructure – providing recreational and educational benefits as well as increased cultural tourism.

“During recent visits to regions receiving RCF grants, I’ve seen how important nurturing a vibrant cultural life is for local communities, and just how much they value these grants,” Mr Harwin said.

“Arts, screen and culture is at the heart of every regional community. The success of our recent first round of funding shows the Government’s commitment to driving growth in arts, screen, culture and heritage in regional NSW is making a difference. I am confident that the second round will go even further to show this.”

Aspiring applicants in Tweed can review guidelines for applying for funding at the Create NSW web page

The $100m Regional Cultural Fund is a vital piece of the broader $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund which the NSW Government announced last year