Western Sydney making spaces for artists

Western Sydney artists will soon have more opportunities to access local work spaces through a new NSW government program.

The $400,000 Making Spaces program is open to applications from artists or organisations for grants of up to $60,000 over two years.

“The highest need identified by artists in the region is for spaces to create art work,” executive director of Arts NSW Michael Brealey said.

“The Western Sydney Making Spaces Initiative will open up new and innovative arts sites and help bring the energy, profile and invention of our artists to unused local council, community or retail spaces.”

Mr Brealey said artists often lead the way in rethinking new and old spaces and transforming them into innovative work zones.

Applications close March 6. Funding of $10,000 to $60,000 is available. Visit arts.nsw.gov.au.

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