Arts and culture in the Mid-Western region will receive a $100,000 boost thanks to funding from the NSW Government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said he was thrilled to deliver news of the funding to support the wonderful work that Cementa Inc. deliver, with the Mid Western Region fast becoming a hub of artistic and cultural talent.

“This funding will support the Cementa Festival in Kandos and assist in delivering a program of residencies, workshops, internships, forums and special projects throughout 2018.

“I am proud that within a regional area both artistic and theatrical pursuits are supported and fostered, and look forward to seeing what is delivered again next year,” Mr Toole said.

This funding is a key commitment under the government’s new Create in NSW 10-year policy framework to extend the reputation of NSW as the leading state for arts and culture, while supporting job creation and the visitor economy.

The NSW Government is committed to providing people with access to a diverse range of arts and cultural experiences, no matter where they live.