The record-breaking flooding that occurred in parts of NSW in February-March 2022 has had a significant impact on communities, including the arts and cultural sector.
Damaged community infrastructure has an impact on individuals, groups and independent organisations that rely on arts and cultural infrastructure to conduct their businesses, as well as on the community that access and participate in the arts.
The Community Local Infrastructure Recovery Package – Arts and Culture Priority Needs Program is designed to complement existing support measures in place and longer-term community infrastructure recovery programs. The funding is designed to help the arts and cultural sector rebuild and recover and while at the same time provide arts and cultural experiences that are crucial to community wellbeing.
What can I apply for?
The aim of this program is to prioritise funding to support assessment and planning and urgent small-scale repair and replacements for arts and cultural infrastructure assets most affected by the February – March 2022 floods.
Funding is available for:
• damage and risk assessments, feasibility studies, planning, design and options for repair, rebuild, replacement of arts and cultural infrastructure assets that consider flood mitigation strategies and supporting potential future resilience,
• protection and make safe works to ensure arts and cultural infrastructure assets are not further damaged; and
• urgent small capital works on arts and cultural infrastructure assets to enable creative activity to continue.
Who can apply for funding?
An applicant must be one of the following entities:
• existing funded Create NSW organisation clients
• arts and cultural organisations (including service organisations)
• local councils, including entities owned or controlled by local councils
• Regional Arts Development Organisations (RADOs) – RADOs may apply as a Funds Administrator for multiple projects in their region.
How much can I apply for?
Funding requests can be between $5,000 and $500,000.