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Multi-million dollar Arts and Culture Boost set to benefit St George Area

More than $5 million in funding is set to transform arts and culture within the St George area under round 2 of the NSW Government’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program.

More than 120 individuals, groups and organisations funded through the program are set to benefit, delivering over $14 million in support for the arts and cultural sector in NSW.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, was pleased to announce that local organisation ‘Shopfront Arts Co-Op’ has received a $60,000 grant in the latest round of funding, which will aim to provide opportunities for emerging artists within the community.

“Shopfront will use this funding to support the ARTSLAB program, a fantastic community asset which helps young artists to network and gain the necessary skills and experience to succeed,” Mr Coure said.

“Funding will also provide young artists with six-month access to a studio and rehearsal space, tailored masterclasses and an industry mentor.”

For more information on the ARTSLAB program, please visit:

Minister for the Arts, Ben Franklin said, the funding will deliver strong arts and cultural experiences and provide a critical boost to the state’s talented artists, cultural workers and organisations.

“This latest round of funding will provide artists and cultural organisations with the confidence, support and opportunities they need so they can continue to do what they love,” Minister Franklin said.

“The projects are set to employ over 8,600 artists and be seen by more than 13.5 million people. The arts play a significant role in our economic and social recovery and I am so proud to be announcing this funding today.”

For a full list of recipient, please visit:

For further information on arts and cultural funding, including targeted support opportunities, visit the Create NSW website at