Funding delays may force NSW organisations to close

With the results of Annual Program Funding for 2019 still not announced, several NSW organisations are looking at winding up due to a lack of funds, and the Arts Minister is not responding to their pleas.
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The last time there was a major delay in announcing Create NSW funding results earlier this year, for Arts and Cultural Projects Round 2, 2018, it transpired the interruption was due to Minister for the Arts Don Harwin personally interfering with the funding process.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts

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