Annual Report 2016

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SOUTH WEST ARTS

ANNUAL REPORT 2016

Executive Summary Kerry-Anne Jones, Executive Officer

South West Arts (SWA) was established in 1983 to support the promotion and development of arts and culture in the south west region of NSW.

South West Arts is supported by Arts NSW, Regional Arts NSW, 6 Local Government partners of Balranald Shire; Berrigan Shire; Carrathool Shire; Edward River Council; Hay Shire Council and Murray River Council as well as the communities in the South West of the state.

The South West Arts Strategic Business Plan 2016, focused on the key pillars of access, partnerships, capability and promotion with strategic project delivery and governance focusing on stakeholder and community engagement.

Some of the key activities launched and/or delivered during the reporting period were:

  • Launch and implementation of the 2016 regional project - Threads of our Communities

  • Implementation of The Passing Out Parade project funded by the ANZAC Centenary Fund

  • Launch of Art-e-Facts online creatives’ network and arts resource centre

  • Launch of the South West Region Digital Cultural Trail

  • Disability artist support program and exhibition

  • Art Out and Vintage Out – Easter Artisan Market Deniliquin

  • Support South West Music Regional Conservatorium with the Regional Concert Series

  • Individual artist and group project support

  • Strategic support for the development of Regio