Arts and cultural grant funding now open in Gunnedah

Arts and cultural grant funding now open in Gunnedah

Gunnedah Shire is proving itself to be a creative force during the Coronavirus, with creators of all kinds sharing their talents through the #Gunnedahcreates hashtag.

It is now time to turn some of that talent into great new projects through Gunnedah Shire Council’s Arts and Cultural Grants Funding Program.

Gunnedah Shire Council is one of the few Councils in NSW that provide funding for arts and cultural programs, projects and events, and applications are now open.

Council Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley said the aim of the funding program was to assist in the continuation of existing local projects, or to support new projects and initiatives that helped to meet the needs of the growing community, while strengthening cultural identity and connection to place.

“Council really wants to build the capacity of arts and cultural community groups so they continue to be part of Gunnedah Shire’s cultural landscape,” Ms Mackley said.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for community groups to develop new projects or expand on those that are already underway.

“We have a vibrant arts and cultural community in our Shire and we are hoping for some innovative applications.”

The arts and cultural project, program or event must align with the following general arts categories:

•             Acting

•             Announcing

•             Fine art and craft

•             Directing

•             Animation

•             Dancing and choreography

•             Entertainment and performance

•             Music and singing

•             Photography

•             Production, and

•             Writing.

This is an annual competitive, funding  opportunity. Projects can span up to 12 months and successful applicants can apply for subsequential annual funding rounds.

Applications are now open and are available to download from

Applications close at 5pm Friday, 1st June, 2020.

For more information contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Arts and Cultural Officer Lauren Mackley on (02) 6740 2100 or [email protected]

Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.