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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP


Minister for the Arts Ben Franklin and Upper Hunter MP Dave Layzell have announced Singleton Council will benefit from $448,600 in funding from the NSW Government’s Creative Capital program.

Singleton’s new Arts and Cultural Centre in Townhead Park is one of 23 projects funded under the Medium to Large Projects category as part of the $72 million Creative Capital funding.

The funding, unveiled by Mr Layzell at last night’s opening of the 2022 Singleton Art Prize at Singleton Civic Centre, will go towards the installation of an innovation hub in the Arts and Cultural Centre’s digital lab.

Minister for the Arts Ben Franklin said the funding will benefit Singleton and provide new opportunities for audiences to engage in arts and cultural experiences across communities with quality cultural infrastructure.

“This is an important cultural infrastructure project for Singleton that will shape its future as a destination for arts and culture and enhance experiences for audiences and visitors alike,” Mr Franklin said.

“Cultural equity is at the heart of the NSW Government’s Creative Capital program and thanks to the $72 million investment – more projects like this can now realise their ambitions, providing more people with access to world-class arts and culture, no matter where they live in the state.”

“The people of NSW deserve a rich and diverse cultural offering and this funding will ensure our museums, theatres, performance venues, galleries, libraries and Aboriginal Cultural Centres, Keeping Places and language centres are fit-for-purpose and continue to present quality arts and cultural experiences.”

Mr Layzell said that Singleton Council and the local arts community welcomed the NSW Government’s investment to support quality arts venues for the community that will boost tourism and the local economy.

“This targeted support will deliver excellent opportunities for the Singleton economy and help us provide better cultural experiences for our local audiences and visitors to enjoy,” Mr Layzell said.

“I am delighted the NSW Government’s investment in the Singleton Arts and Cultural Centre has now topped $3.2 million”.

Further details on the Creative Capital program are available on the Create NSW website at


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