SWF receives $460k grant in second Catalyst funding round
The Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) has received a $461,350 Catalyst grant for its Western Sydney and regional NSW touring program to ‘boost accessibility to reading and literature’ among children of all backgrounds and abilities, as part of a funding round worth close to $12m.
SWF is the only literary organisation to receive funding in this round, which comes less than a week after the first round of Catalyst funding, worth just under $12m, was announced on 2 May. Out of the combined funding, worth more than $23m, literary organisations received a total of $601,550.
The National Library of Australia also received a $660,000 grant to develop a ‘comprehensive program around the [Ian Potter Foundation] Treasures Gallery incorporating research, curatorship and digital resources’.
Arts minister Mitch Fifield made no official announcement of the new funds. A spokesperson for Fifield told Fairfax that Catalyst applications were ‘always open and, as such, the assessment process is ongoing and successful recipients are announced on a rolling basis’. The spokesperson added that a number of the recipients were approved for multi-year funding.
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