The Liberals and Nationals have neglected art and culture in rural and regional NSW.
A Daley Labor Government will end that neglect by investing $100 million in the Regional and Cultural Fund. This will double the size of the fund from $100 million to $200 million.
By doubling the funding available for artistic and cultural organisations and projects in rural and regional NSW, a Daley Labor Government will support a thriving and vibrant cultural scene throughout NSW – ensuring art and culture do not become an exclusive privilege for Sydney’s elite.
A Daley Labor Government will allow the Regional Cultural Fund to provide funding for staffing and programs, as recommended by the Parliamentary Inquiry into Museums and Galleries.
Within six months of forming government, Labor will work with stakeholders through Create NSW to develop a Strategy for the Arts in Rural and Regional NSW.