New arts agency Create NSW to stop in Albury to meet artists

CALLING ALL: Richard Hull and Alyce Fisher will help host a Create NSW meet and greet at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. Picture: MARK JESSER
CALLING ALL: Richard Hull and Alyce Fisher will help host a Create NSW meet and greet at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. Picture: MARK JESSER

Create NSW, the agency established through the amalgamation of Screen NSW and Arts NSW, will make its first visit to the Border region on Friday.

Artists from Albury and Southern NSW are encouraged to attend the meet-and-greet, a rare opportunity to network and learn of funding opportunities.

Alyce Fisher, executive director of Murray Arts, has been working with Create NSW to organise the event.

“It’s really exciting we will be able to cover all spectrums of the arts on a state government level, with Create NSW,” she said.

“It’s open to all creatives; whether you’re into visual arts, dance, music, performing arts, we’re interested to have as many people there as possible. It’s a fantastic opportunity for people to let the state government know their hopes and aspirations, and we can foster and encourage all those fantastic ideas.”

The event will be held from 11am to 1pm at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus.

Executive director Richard Hull said it wasn’t often the government arts agencies on either side of the Border were in town and urged Albury artists to come along.

“We’ve had a long and very happy relationship with Create NSW and it’s one of our three principle funding partners, essential to the survival and growth of the circus,” he said.

“This is an opportunity for regional artists and other companies in the area to come and share their ideas with Create NSW, who will be able to give some guidance and point people in the right direction of potential grants and funding opportunities that support their work.”

Email afisher@murrayarts.org.au to RSVP.