Gurmesh Singh MP


Coffs Harbour’s Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance Aboriginal Corporation has secured $100,000 from the NSW Government’s 2020-21 Arts and Cultural Funding Program.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the 2021 SWFW annual program of activities and events will deliver arts and cultural projects to Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti, Biripi and Worimi nations.

“Projects include culture camps, weaving, Made Deadly, and SWFW Art Book. These will promote skills development, maintenance and preservation of traditional practices, enabling intergenerational knowledge transfer from Elders to youth,” Mr Singh said.

“This funding – announced during NAIDOC week – is a massive win for our region, delivering significant benefits for arts, culture and creativity.

“Local talent on the Coffs Coast continues to step into the spotlight, thanks to this targeted arts and culture funding from the NSW Government.”

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the NSW Government’s Arts and Cultural Funding Program 2020-21 will support the State’s talented artists, workers and organisations and deliver strong arts and cultural outcomes for audiences.

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