$9.3 million in funding ensures employment of 10,000 NSW creative workers

138 creative and culture projects and programs share in funding for 2023/24, ArtsHub breaks down the stats.
Young writers from Story Factory programs benefit in Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program (ACFP). Photo: Aamina Musthafa. Three figures stand with a book in hand smiling towards the viewer with a green lawn behind them. The women on the left is wearing a black hijab and black long sleeve dress. The figure in the middle has black long hair and brown skin, wearing a black cardigan and light jeans. The figure on the right has light skin and dark brown long hair, wearing a white t shirt and jeans.

The first round of Create NSW’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program (ACFP) for 2023/24 awarded more than $9.3 million to 138 creative and culture projects and programs. Together, these projects will employ almost 10,000 artists, creative industry leaders and cultural workers across Aboriginal arts and culture, dance, festivals, history and museums, literature, music, theatre and visual arts.

Chief Executive of Create NSW, Annette Pitman says in the media release (20 December): ‘By bringing 138 incredible projects and programs to life through our Arts and Cultural Funding Program, the remarkable cultural contribution of thousands of artists and creative industry workers will be shared with millions of people in every corner of our state.

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