NSW Councils Excel in Arts & Culture

15 November 2012

Councils from across New South Wales were recognised in this year's Local Government Arts & Culture Awards, presented by the Local Government and Shires Associations.

President of the Local Government Association of NSW, Cr Keith Rhoades AFSM, said "the 2012 Local Government Arts & Culture Awards were hotly contested with 116 entries across 23 categories and five themes, which focused on arts and culture leadership, development, participation, facilities and interdisciplinary projects."

"The successful councils are as diverse as their award-winning initiatives, showing that it doesn’t matter if you come from the country or the city, the coast or inland; culture and art are important to all communities,” said Cr Rhoades.

Among this years awards were:

Read more about this year's awards

The Music in Communities Network was a sponsor of the Arts & Culture Awards & Summit, alongside the Powerhouse Museum (venue sponsor); State Library of NSW; Department of Family and Community Services; Sydney Institute of TAFE NSW; Museums & Galleries NSW; Accessible Arts NSW; Arts and Health Australia; Young People and the Arts Australia; Indent, a program of MusicNSW.

Read our blog post about why the Local Government Arts & Culture Summit is so important, or read more about Music and Local Government.