Audiences to Benefit From Over $9.37 Million In Arts And Cultural Funding

08 Dec 2021 arts_and_culture

Central Coast audiences will benefit from record arts and cultural activity to be delivered across NSW, with four organisations on the Central Coast receiving a share in over $105,000 in funding.

Elegy E.P by NEAV is one of 198 great projects sharing in $9,371,594 million through Round 1 of Create NSW’s 2021/22 Arts & Cultural Funding Program on behalf of the NSW Government.


The Elegy E.P. project will deliver a collection of original contemporary songs and music videos, performed by local Central Coast artist NEAV (Niamh Watson), which will be accessed via music and video streaming services.


Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch welcomed the NSW Government’s investment through the community which is set to benefit Central Coast audiences, artists and creatives.


“After another challenging year, I am thrilled the NSW Government is investing in projects like the Elegy E.P by NEAV, Pianos for the People, Central Coast Writes and Naughty Noodle Fund Haus 2022 program: Live Theatre, through the Arts and Cultural Funding Program,” Mr Crouch said.


“Many throughout our region are champing at the bit to return to experiencing and engaging with our local galleries, theatres and festivals. I can’t wait to see our community’s projects and programs come to life.”


Minister for the Arts, Don Harwin said 2021 was a difficult year and there is a strong sense of anticipation from audiences and the sector to come back even bigger and better in 2022.


“The NSW Government is proud to be investing in a record 198 programs through this funding round which will create jobs for over 17,000 arts and cultural workers,” Mr Harwin said.


“Not only does it boost jobs and the economy, it will support audiences to be welcomed back to arts and cultural spaces, and we anticipate that over 10 million people will be entertained by the programming this funding will make possible.”


Niamh Watson said she was absolutely thrilled to be receiving this funding from Create NSW.


“Making and releasing high quality music and associated music videos can be financially challenging for young independent artists like myself,” Ms Watson said.


“This support will help me to finalise and release my first EP, marking a major milestone in my music career.”


For further information on arts, screen and cultural funding, including targeted support opportunities, visit the Create NSW website at