The local arts sector has received a major boost today in its recovery from COVID-19, with
an organisation in Eden-Monaro awarded a share of more than $20 million, under the fifth batch of grants from the Morrison Government’s $200 million Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP said this $20 million in funding is especially important during such a difficult period for the sector.
“Demand for RISE funding has been significant since it opened last year. The latest funding will be allocated immediately to create more than 23,000 employment opportunities across the country,” Minister Fletcher said.
“Our commitment to these organisations will play an important part in rebuilding our local arts and entertainment sectors, and will assist in the long-term sustainability of cultural and creative organisations throughout Eden-Monaro.”
Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan said the funding will provide critical support for local arts organisation Twyford Hall Inc, and assist local communities and economies to restart from the pandemic.
“I am pleased to announce that Twyford Hall has received $91,910 for The Twyford Premiere Season, through Batch Five of the RISE Fund,” Senator Molan said.
“This project will which will support artists to perform in the Theatre Twyford to promote it as a key destination for artists and audiences in southeast NSW.”
To date, the Government has already allocated $160 million of the $200 million RISE Fund, creating more than 167,000 job opportunities and expanding cultural and creative experiences for audiences across Australia.
The Morrison Government is investing more than $1 billion into the arts and creative sector in 2021- 22.