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Arts NSW announces funding recipients for 2017

Several literary organisations are among the recipients in the latest funding round of the NSW government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program, administered by Arts NSW.

The program will provide a total of $18.5m across multiple categories, with $4.1m allocated for single-year program funding, which includes ‘service organisations’, and a further $1.5m awarded for individual projects by NSW artists and organisations.

Literary organisations receiving grants for single-year programs in 2017 are:

  • Australian Book Review ($30,000)
  • Hunter Writers’ Centre ($70,000)
  • New England Writers’ Centre ($22,000)
  • The Red Room Project ($85,000)
  • Southerly journal ($25,000)
  • Wagga Wagga Writers Writers Inc. ($46,500)
  • Westwords Ltd ($200,000)
  • Word Travels ($65,000)

The literary organisations to receive project funding are:

  • National Young Writers Festival ($35,000) for its annual festival held in Newcastle
  • Newcastle Writers Festival ($60,000) for its annual festival
  • Think & DO Tank Foundation Ltd ($60,000) for its project Lost in Books, ‘a multilingual bookshop, café, creative learning hub and safe space for women’ located in Liverpool, NSW.
  • Wollongong International Writers Festival ($52,356) for its 2017 festival on the theme ‘Can Words Change the World’.

Arts NSW has also committed an additional $13m in multi-year grants to 79 arts programs and service organisations in 2017.

Literary organisations were allocated 13.3% ($543,500) of the 2017 annual program and service organisation funding and 13% ($207,356) of the project grants.

The Arts and Cultural Development Program is the NSW government’s major grants program for arts and culture, with funding available under the categorys of program funding (annual or multi-year), project funding and professional development funding.

For a full list of recipients, click here.


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