NSW govt funding targets emerging Western Sydney writers
The NSW state government has announced it will provide $75,000 in funding to the Western Sydney University’s (WSU) Writing and Society Research Centre to support emerging Western Sydney writers in creating and publishing new works.
The funding is part of the government’s $7.5 million four-year initiative to boost Western Sydney’s arts and cultural opportunities after Western Sydney was deemed a ‘priority area’ under the state government’s ‘Create in NSW’ 10-year arts policy framework released in 2015.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier for Western Sydney, Ray Williams, said the funding will ‘provide new opportunities for the region’s literature to be recognised nationally and internationally’. ‘With a diverse population of two million, Western Sydney has some of our nation’s most dynamic literary voices and we’re pleased to provide new opportunities for the region’s literature to be recognised nationally and internationally,’ said Williams.
WSU’s Writing and Society Research Centre will use the funding to partner with Giramondo Publishing and Sweatshop Western Sydney Literature Movement to develop authors.
For more information, visit the ArtsNSW website here.
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