Create NSW has announced the funding recipients of Round 1 of the 2020/21 Arts and Cultural Funding Program. Artists and organisations that will receive funding include New Steel City Strings, streaming platform Melbourne Digital Concert Hall (for its 2021 New South Wales program), Omega Ensemble, Penrith Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, The House that Dan Built, the Australian Haydn Ensemble, Selby & Friends, Darlinghurst Theatre, Synergy & Taikoz, Sydney Improvised Music Association and composer Cyrus Meurant.

Australian Haydn Ensemble The Australian Haydn Ensemble is one of the organisations to receive funding in the latest Create NSW funding round. Photo © Helen White

“Arts and cultural organisations and individual artists in regional NSW will benefit from more than $1.7 million in funding as the NSW Government continues to show its commitment to supporting the recovery of local communities,” said NSW Minister for the Arts, Don Harwin, who selects recipients after receiving ranked recommendations from Create NSW’s Artform Advisory Boards. “Round 1 also includes more than $535,000 for projects and programs that are Aboriginal-led or have a...