Create NSW to fund ‘creative hubs’ in Western Sydney
Create NSW has contributed over $400,000 in funding to create eight hubs for a ‘diverse mix of arts, screen and digital projects and organisations’ in Western Sydney.
The Western Sydney Making Spaces Initiative will see the funding directed to new studios, artists’ residencies and rehearsal spaces in the region.
‘Western Sydney is home to an incredible range of exciting artists, but the search for physical space remains a challenge,’ said Creative NSW CEO Michael Brealey. ‘By maximising access to local council, community or retail spaces and even opening up unused areas, we can foster arts participation and development and increase the visibility of arts and culture across the region as a whole.’
The Western Sydney Making Spaces recipients include WestWords, which will establish Western Sydney Writing Rooms in Campbelltown, Parramatta and Blue Mountains ‘to provide a mix of long and short-term residential spaces for writing groups, mentoring, meetings and events’; and the Think+DO Tank Foundation, which will offer paid residencies at the Lost in Books bookshop in Fairfield ‘to enable teams of emerging and established authors, graphic novelists and translators to develop, produce and deliver new literary works in languages other than English’.
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