Baulkham Hills Boosted Through Arts And Cultural Support

Baulkham Hills will receive $74,480 in funding under Round 2 of the NSW Government’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program.

Ability Options Ltd is one of 74 recipients sharing in over $2.7 million as part of the second round of Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program across Project, Annual Organisation and Creative Koori categories, on behalf of the NSW Government.

The project titled Get Out of the Garett and Arteebold Prize aims to facilitate, coordinate, and grow the membership of Western Sydney artists with disability and mental health concerns.

By providing skills development, exhibition and networking opportunities, and accessible creative spaces where artists use the facilities and equipment, the project offers access to employment and education programs through the organisation’s existing and new partnerships.

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said that the community welcomes the support through the revised funding program that is designed to deliver a dynamic and diverse range of arts and cultural experiences to communities across NSW, and contribute to the development of a vibrant and accessible arts and cultural sector.

“I’m delighted to see the project supported by the NSW Government, which I know is one of many projects reflecting the rich diversity of the State.

Mr Elliott added, “This funding is critical now more than ever during these challenging times, as we work to support and develop our local arts and cultural professionals and rebuild the sector. I look forward to seeing Ability Options’ project come to life.”

The Arts and Cultural Funding Program provides funding opportunities for small to medium arts and cultural organisations, professional artists and arts and cultural workers across a wide range of artforms and disciplines, through two open rounds for the Project, Annual Organisation and Creative Koori Projects categories.

A full list of Round Two recipients is available at www.create.nsw.gov.au.

For further information about arts and cultural funding, including the NSW Government’s $50 million Rescue and Restart package and additional $6.34 million support for arts and cultural organisations impacted by COVID-19, visit www.create.nsw.gov.au.