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The History Council of NSW is delighted to announce it has been successful in its application for 2017 funding from the NSW Government through Arts NSW‘s Arts and Cultural Development program.

The Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, yesterday announced the range of artists and cultural organisations across New South Wales who have secured funding to deliver a range of ‘innovative and vibrant annual programs and individual projects to local communities’.

The History Council of NSW aims to build capacity in the history sector and connect new audiences with stories from the past. As with previous years, the History Council of NSW will continue to host its state-wide festival – History Week – for its 20th year, however, it will add a new range of programs in 2017. In addition to expanding its Speaker Connect program, the History Council of NSW will develop a vibrant and accessible professional development program for members and audiences across New South Wales. Stay tuned for more over the coming months and if you would like to share some feedback with us, please do so here.

The History Council of NSW’s Executive Officer, Nicole Cama, and President, Dr Tanya Evans, would like to thank all those who have shown their support for the History Council of NSW including: Arts NSW, State Library of NSW, Sydney Living Museums, Macquarie University, Dictionary of Sydney, De Bortoli Wines, Geoffrey Jones, and the General Council and Executive Committee.

Huge thanks must also of course go to our members, who have worked tirelessly to bring together their wonderful contributions to History Week 2016, and have shown such goodwill in their support for the History Council of NSW over many years. We are looking forward to another year of history programs and events.

The full media release from the Deputy Premier’s office can be read here (pdf).

Image: Crowds farewell passengers at Pyrmont, 1928, Sam Hood, State Library of NSW