Regional organisations can apply for up to $10,000 to support an event, with a particular focus on music and performance, for the community to take place after public health orders relating to social distancing and travel restrictions have been lifted. Regional organisations in areas affected by the recent bushfires are encouraged to apply.

Apply now

To apply for funding you will need to complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system, SmartyGrants. This round closes at 5pm AEST on Tuesday 19 May 2020.

Overview

The Regenerate Regional Event Initiative supports organisations to commission the creation and development of a community/cultural event featuring local artists with a focus on music and performance. It is open to arts and cultural organisations in regional NSW. Regional organisations in areas affected by the recent bushfires are encouraged to apply.

Regional organisations can apply for up to $10,000 to support an event for the community to take place after public health orders relating to social distancing and travel restrictions have been lifted.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of grant assessments no later than the week of 1June 2020.

Create NSW’s new Regenerate Regional Event Initiative has been developed in response to public health orders relating to COVID-19. It responds to the difficulties experienced by regional arts organisations doubly effected by bushfire and COVID-19 and seeks to offer employment to artists and encouragement to create work for their communities for future presentation.

NSW Government – Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Regenerate Regional Event Initiative can support organisations to produce and present the following (non-exhaustive) range of events:

  • A contemporary, folk or classical music or event
  • A multi-artform event featuring live performance and music
  • A concert series
  • A series of live performances

The Regenerate Regional Event Initiative is intended to support the development of an event while both organisation and artists/groups are in lockdown – with a view towards presentation and celebration when public health orders are lifted.

It is anticipated that the majority of event development will be undertaken by the host/commissioning/presenting organisation while in isolation.

When can I apply for funding?

The Regenerate Regional Event Initiative opens on Tuesday 28 April 2020 and closes at 5pm AEST, Tuesday 19 May 2020

Your project may start as soon as you are notified of the outcomes of your application.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION/ TO APPLY