Create NSW has announced the recipients of its 2020/2021 Independent Arts and Cultural Organisations (Multi-Year Funding) funding round, with Moogahlin Performing Arts, Ensemble Offspring, Sydney Youth Orchestras, Four Winds, Force Majeure, Shaun Parker & Company, Sydney Chamber Opera, Gondwana Choirs, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Moorambilla Voices, Hayes Theatre Co, Pinchgut Opera, Australian Theatre for Young People, Monkey Baa Theatre and Kaldor Public Art Projects among the organisations who will receive funding for up to four years.

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. Photo © Keith Saunders

The round sees $10 million shared among 58 small to medium arts organisations across NSW, with the final decision on funding made by NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin, following assessment by Create NSW’s Artform Boards. According to Create NSW, the $10 million represents an increase of 8.38% on 2019/2020 multi-year funding, with 58 organisations funded instead of 55. Of those 58 organisations, 23 are receiving multi-year funding for the first time.

“I’m delighted this year’s funding has increased to support a greater number of organisations across NSW with almost half of the multi-year funding to be delivered to first-time recipients. This is the security blanket the...