Aboriginal Arts and Culture Projects Funded

Two Tamworth-based aboriginal organisations have received funding to under the NSW Government’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program Round 2.

The Aboriginal Regional Arts Alliance (NSW) and 2 Rivers Pty Ltd have both received $60,000 in funding to support aboriginal artists and promote aboriginal culture.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson welcomed the funding, which came just prior to National Reconciliation Week and recognised two locally based organisations.

 “We are supporting two fantastic locally based aboriginal organisations as they work to improve our community’s connection to country and advocate for aboriginal artists across the state,” Mr Anderson said.

“I congratulate Two Rivers and the Aboriginal Regional Arts Alliance for their success in obtaining this grant and thank them for all the work they do to promote aboriginal arts and culture.”

The details of the two projects can be found below:


Aboriginal Regional Arts Alliance (NSW) Aboriginal Corporation

Project Title

Capacity and Sustainability Of Aboriginal Art Communities In Regional NSW

Brief Project Description

Employment of an Aboriginal CEO to lead ARAA in providing long-term sustainability and viability through servicing Regional Aboriginal Artists, Arts Workers and Communities through advocacy, leveraging partnerships and creating opportunities thus cementing our place as the peak Aboriginal organisation supporting Aboriginal Arts Workers and organisations in regional NSW.


2 Rivers Pty Ltd

Project Title

Return to Country - past, present & the future

Brief Project Description

A holistic process and opportunity for Aboriginal men and their sons to return to country, share their knowledge and learnings by immersing themselves in their culture, belonging and community connections through art and creative practice. Building resilience, empowerment, healing and cultural revival by integrating respect, ethics, values and methologies.

Photo: Kevin Anderson, Leon Riggs, Mark Atkins and Lorrayne Fishenden

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